The European Union sponsored Deep Sea Minerals Project continues to push for the introduction of experimental seabed mining across the Pacific. EU companies stand poised to make big profits but as we have seen with land based mining across the Region, the environmental, social and economic outcomes for Pacific people never live up to the promises or our expectations – regardless of how high we set the standards in our legislation… 770 more words
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What sort of ‘development’ needs troops to be continuously deployed in local communities?
Is this really what we as Papua New Guineans want?
What about our values and our own development history? 339 more words
An Australian funded project (IM4DC) says it wants to improve outcomes for developing countries from large-scale mining – but it merely covers up the destruction these mines cause to lives, cultures and the environment. 347 more words
Gujarat National Law University to draft two key laws on deep sea mining
Ankur Tewari,| The Times of India
The Union ministry of earth sciences has asked Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) to prepare two draft laws that will lay the guidelines for deep sea mining in the Indian Ocean off India’s territorial waters, and in Antarctic Ocean. 199 more words
“It is a celebration in protest against the dominant narrative, that development means selling of/or exploiting our lands and our seas for the riches within; it is about adopting universalist ideals, it is about endless growth in which people and cultures are nothing less than commodities; and it is about not having moral limits to what we can do” 528 more words