Pacific Talanoa: deep sea mining is no answer to the climate crisis

Pacific Talanoa: deep sea mining is no answer to the climate crisis
November 7, 2021 No Comments 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, Tonga 8 am

Pacific Talanoa : deep sea mining is no answer to the climate crisis
Pacific Talanoa : deep sea mining is no answer to the climate crisis

Over 1.5 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean is under deep sea mining exploration leasehold. Promoted by the deep sea miner as an answer to the ‘green’ transition and climate action, it is poised to be the largest mining operation in history. But what is deep sea mining? Has it started yet? Can mining our deep seas be an answer to climate action? What will be the impacts on ecosystems and humans? Join this session with frontline Pacific voices in a talanoa (conversation) who are standing up, resisting, and mobilising against deep sea mining.

Speakers:

Dr Claire Slatter, Pacific Blue Line Collective, Fiji
Jonathan Mesulam, Coordinator, Alliance of Solwara Warriors, Papua New Guinea
Alanna Smith, Te Ipukarea Society, Cook Islands
Pelenatita Kara, National Coordinator, Deep Sea Mining Campaign, Civil Society Forum of Tonga

Moderator: Nat Lowrey, Deep Sea Mining Campaign

The session will run as a Digital Event and a session of the COP26 Coalition People’s Summit: https://cop26coalition.org/peoples-summit

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