World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group
With regulations permitting commercial deep-sea mining due to be agreed in July 2020, the debate over whether the industry has a place in an environmentally and socially sustainable “blue” economy is hotting up. Proponents argue that deep-sea mining has a vital role in supplying resources needed by the transition to a low-carbon economy. Opponents fear it will devastate the last untouched wilderness on the planet.
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