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

Held on Tuesday 9 November 2021, Glasgow

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.

Kindly co-hosted by the Global Socialist Network (GEN) and the Deep Sea Mining Campaign

This is a session of the COP26 Coalition People’s Summit: While world leaders meet to discuss our future at COP26, we’ll be building power for system change together. Bringing together the climate justice movement to discuss, learn and strategise for system change. Join in online from anywhere in the world, or in-person in Glasgow. See more: