Why do we need a moratorium on deep-sea mining?

Between 2013-19 Sandor Mulsow was head of the Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources at ISA. The mission of the ISA is to authorize and control development of mineral related operations in the international seabed considered the common heritage of mankind and also protect the ecosystem of the seabed in The Area beyond national jurisdiction.

As Sandor Mulsow was in Australia he participated online in A Seat for the Sea #7.

Sandor Mulsow explains why he believes a moratorium on deep-sea mining is necessary.


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