Policy and Regulation

Why deep-sea mining remains a contentious issue for investors and policymakers

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Negotiations on a mining code are set to continue and will include a motion on how the marine environment would be protected if mining of the seabed does go ahead (Photo: Addictive_Stock/Envato)

The International Seabed Authority’s failure to agree on a mining code highlights the divisions over the prospects of scraping minerals off oceans’ floors in a bid to fund the green transition.

The quest for minerals needed to reduce economies’ reliance on fossil fuels has intensified the debate on a topic ...

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