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Launch Briefing on EASAC's statement on Deep Sea Mining

Thursday 08 Jun

Time and Location

  • 8 June at 1300 CEST

In June 2023, the International Seabed Authority (ISA)will decide whether, and in what circumstances, commercial deep sea mining (DSM) can proceed, affecting millions of square kilometres of the seabed and with potentially huge environmental impacts. Launched today, the European Academies of Science Advisory Council (EASAC) has assessed the arguments for, and potentially enormous repercussions of, allowing this mining and its value to the green transition and high tech sectors. It concludes that deep-sea mining is not essential to meeting climate targets and labelling it as a vital green technology is misleading.
This event is for policymakers, NGOs and other interested stakeholders and will include a short presentation by Professor Michael Norton, Environment Programme Director for EASAC and key author of the assessment, followed by a Q&A with him, Professor Lise Øvreås, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and Peter Haugen, Policy Director at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway.
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