Category: Uncategorized

Category: Uncategorized

Deep Ocean | One Young World at COP26
November 9, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

Deep sea mining is a major threat to biodiversity with devastating impacts. Tune in to understand why, and to learn about alternatives.

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Webinar | Consulting with Humankind: Integrating Stakeholder Voices in Deep-ocean Decision-making
November 8, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

This fifth webinar in a series organized by Pew and RESOLVE will provide an opportunity to hear experts’ perspectives on national and international systems for incorporating stakeholder input into environmental decision-making and learn how these might be applied to governance of the deep seabed in areas beyond national jurisdiction. During the webinar, Ms. Alex Herman, Seabed Minerals Commissioner

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Pacific Talanoa: deep sea mining is no answer to the climate crisis
November 7, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

Tuesday 9th November / Wednesday 10 November via zoom | Register here Rarotonga, Cook Islands 9 am Tuesday 9th November | Glasgow, UK 8 pm Tuesday 9th November | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 5 am Wednesday 10th November | Melbourne, Australia 6 am Wednesday 10th November | Suva, Fiji 7 am Wednesday | Nukuʻalofa,

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THE OUTLAW OCEAN PROJECT: “Is the rush to mine the deep really the answer to our Climate change crisis or would it exacerbate the current problem”
September 21, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

Critics Question The Climate Crisis Benefits of Deep Seabed  Mining Marta Montojo and Ian Urbina SEPTEMBER 16 Few people have ever heard of the tiny country of Nauru. Even fewer ever think about what happens at the bottom of the world’s oceans. But that may soon change. The seafloor is thought to hold trillions of dollar’s worth

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Sign the petition! Pacific and World Leaders: Drawing the Pacific Blue Line against Deep Sea Mining
September 14, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

Friend, I signed a petition on Action Network telling Pacific and World Leaders to Drawing the Pacific Blue Line against Deep Sea Mining. There is no scenario in which DSM is permissible. If it’s not safe in our EEZs, it’s not safe in the Pacific as a whole, and therefore not safe for the world.

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VANUATU DAILY POST: No To Deep Sea Mining
September 14, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

By Hilaire Bule Sep 9, 2021 The government has been urged to ban deep sea mining in Vanuatu. Peak bodies representing the civil society in Vanuatu, have reiterated their call to the government to ban seabed mining through a petition yesterday. The petition was presented by the President of the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs

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‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit
September 13, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

“Deep seabed mining is an avoidable environmental disaster,” said one expert on global ocean policy.” JULIA CONLEY September 10, 2021 A vote overwhelmingly in favor of placing a moratorium on deep sea mineral mining at a global biodiversity summit this week has put urgent pressure on the International Seabed Authority to strictly regulate the practice.

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Press Release: TONGAN CIVIL SOCIETY CHALLENGES DEEPGREEN’S FITNESS AS A BUSINESS PARTNER FOR TONGA
September 3, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

August 30, 2021. Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) has always cautioned the government since 2012 that Deep Sea Mining will bring doom to Tonga and its people will ended up paying a very hefty price for imminent environmental degradation and loss of livelihood for over 90% of its people. The Ocean is the Oasis

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Civil Society Forum of Tonga conducting Data Collection Workshop for Community and CSO groups
August 11, 2021 Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

JOINT PRESS RELEASE (12/8/2021, Nuku’alofa) – The Government of Tonga and the European Union (EU) are joining their efforts to further promote good governance and to strengthen the policy dialogue capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) in an effort to influence public policies and institutions that serve citizens’ interests. The Civil Society Forum of Tonga

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What if seabed mining goes wrong?
May 19, 2021 CSFT publish, Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

Citizens of Tonga are demanding answers about liability “The Pacific is currently the world’s laboratory for the experiment of Deep Seabed Mining,” Kara and the other groups wrote to the ISA. And if anything goes wrong in the lab, Kara is worried that her country wouldn’t be able to foot the bill. And if no one

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