Our report ‘Deep Trouble: The murky world of the deep sea mining industry’ reveals who stands to benefit and who is left at risk if governments allow deep sea mining exploitation to begin.
This new industry is seeking to start mining the seabed, carving up the global commons for corporate profit. Scientists warn that deep sea mining would cause severe and potentially irreversible damage to the deep ocean and to the marine life that calls it home. Additionally, mining could damage the natural processes that store carbon and make the climate emergency even worse.
That’s why it’s critical that governments establish a Global Ocean Treaty that could lead to ocean sanctuaries around the world, free from harmful human activities, instead of opening up a new frontier of environmental destruction.
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