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UNEP global environmental alert service: May 2014

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialFrance
dc.coverage.spatialUK
dc.coverage.spatialKorea
dc.coverage.spatialChina
dc.coverage.spatialJapan
dc.coverage.spatialKiribati
dc.coverage.spatialBelgium
dc.coverage.spatialTonga
dc.coverage.spatialNauru
dc.coverage.spatialGermany
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:09:07Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:09:07Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8903
dc.descriptionThe deep ocean, the largest biome on Earth at over 1 000 metres below the surface of the ocean, holds vast quantities of untapped energy resources, precious metals and minerals. Advancements in technology have enabled greater access to these treasures. As a result, deep sea mining is becoming increasingly possible. To date no commercial deep sea mining operation has taken place, but plans to open a deep sea mine have recently been announced. Our ability to anticipate the impacts of mining is limited by the lack of knowledge about deep sea biodiversity, ecosystem complexity, and the extent of environmental and social impacts from mining operations. As such, it is important that policies guiding mineral extraction from the deep seas are rooted into adaptive management – allowing for the integration of new scientific information alongside advances in technology. Governance mechanisms for international waters and the seabed need to be strengthened. The precautionary approach should be used to avoid repeating instances of well-known destructive practices associated with conventional mining.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectmining research
dc.subjectbiodiversity
dc.subjectmarine environment
dc.subjectmarine ecosystem
dc.subjectmarine biome
dc.subjectmining industry
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleUNEP global environmental alert service: May 2014
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id11185
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 8 - Good Jobs and Economic Growth
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