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World nations debate future of deep-sea mining in Jamaica

Nations opposed to deep sea mineral mining and those in favor of exploiting the oceans’ depths butted heads in Jamaica on Wednesday (26 July), with both sides arguing their position would help protect the planet.

  • EurActiv

Members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a little-known global body tasked with regulating the vast ocean floor, are locked in a heated debate over the future of deep sea mining at their annual meeting in Kingston.

“We cannot and must not embark on a new industrial activity when we are not yet able to fully measure its consequences, and therefore risk irreversible damage to our marine ecosystems,” said Herve…

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