Publicado por: pongpesca | 2017/05/12

European Commission re-affirms deep sea mining as priority blue growth sector

DeepSeaMiningStopAndThink_-_A4“The many precautionary warnings about deep sea mining remain unheeded by the European Commission, which re-affirmed deep sea mining as one of its priority Blue Growth sectors. In its Report on the Blue Growth Strategy: Towards more sustainable growth and jobs in the blue economy, the Commission takes stock of the actions it undertook since the publication of the Communication on Blue Growth in 2012. This evaluation would have been a good opportunity for the Commission to act on the many sustainability concerns that have been voiced in past years about this sector – by scientists, economists and civil society – and to remove it from its blue growth priority list.

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