Kerry McCarthy Labour MP for Bristol East
I raised the devastating environmental consequences of deep-sea mining in Parliament this week during Business and International Trade questions.
I’d met with the Environmental Justice Foundation earlier in the week to discuss their report ‘Towards the Abyss’, which highlights how deep-sea mining irreparably damages unique, biodiverse eco-systems that have evolved over millennia.
You can read their report here.
This is a crucial moment in the fight to stop the devastation of our marine environment, as the International Seabed Authority meets to discuss whether deep-sea mining can start in the Pacific next year, or whether there should be a ‘precautionary pause’.
Kemi Badenoch deferred responsibility to answering my question to one of her junior ministers, which I imagine is a reflection of her interest in the topic…
Watch clip here.