Which begs the question why the Papua New Guinean government, and other governments of the Pacific, are not listening to local communities who also want a moratorium on seabed mining.
In the case of Solwara 1, Papua New Guinea’s environmental approvals process has failed to protect the health of the marine environment, the livelihoods and well-being of coastal communities, and fisheries of national and regional economic importance. This sets a frightening precedent in regard to the many DSM projects set to take off in the Pacific region.
There is one thing you can do today make sure you sign the Pacific Network on Globalisation petition to Stop Deep Sea Mining
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