Deep-sea mining talks end with no agreement on environmental rules
Mining could begin in less than a year after talks fail to produce regulatory framework despite growing calls to halt harm to oceansThe negotiations on opening the world?s first deep-sea mines ended in Kingston, Jamaica, last week with no agreement, meaning that less than a year remains before a legal clause kicks in that could see seabed mining commence without any environmental or economic regulations in place.Three weeks of discussions on the "two-year rule? at the council headquarters of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) - the UN body that oversees mining in international waters - ended in stalemate on 4 August. The two-year rule was triggered in July 2021 when the Pacific nation of Nauru declared its plan to start seabed mining. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/10/deep-sea-mining-talks-end-with-no-agreement-on-environmental-rules
Zdroj: The Guardian