Pacific Perspectives: deep sea mining is not an answer to climate change
Over 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean floor in the Pacific Ocean is already under deep sea mining exploration leasehold. Promoted as necessary to mine for transition minerals and metals for climate action, it is poised to be the largest mining operation in history. But what is deep sea mining? Has it started yet? Can mining our deep seas be an answer to climate action? What will be the impacts on ecosystems and humans? Join this session to hear Pacific voices from the frontlines who are standing up, resisting, and mobilising against deep sea mining. Session will include presentations, discussion and Q&A.
Contributors: Dr Claire Slatter, Pacific Blue Line Collective, FijiJonathan Mesulam, Coordinator, Alliance of Solwara Warriors, Papua New Guinea Alanna Smith, Te Ipukarea Society, Cook Islands Pelenatita Kara, Civil Society Forum Tonga Moderator: Nat Lowrey, Deep Sea Mining Campaign