MPs seek regional dialogue on deep sea mining

Ralph Regenvanu

A new alliance of parliamentarians from across the Pacific has called for a regional dialogue on the potential impacts of deep sea mining.

The public launch of the Pacific Parliamentarians’ Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM) established “a collective of Pacific leaders who share the strong concern to protect the ocean in light of the rush by large corporations, backed by powerful governments, to mine the ocean floor for minerals before regulatory governance structures and measures are put in place.”

The new network is chaired by Ralph Regenvanu MP, and Vanuatu Opposition leader. The launch . . .

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