Michael Lodge

Michael Lodge is a lawyer and secretary-general of the International Seabed Authority. His previous posts include Associate Fellow of Chatham House (2007) and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Oceans (2011-2016).

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Can a "Mining Code" Make Deep Seabed Mining Sustainable?

By Michael Lodge 2019-03-15 11:49:09

ining and metals are essential to achieving the UN’s 2030 sustainable development goals. As the world’s population continues to grow, the demand for critical metals will continue to increase. The European commission estimates, for example, that demand for copper – one of the key minerals of interest for deep seabed mining – could rise by up to 341% by 2050 compared to 2010. Deep seabed mining has the potential to provide us with long-term socio-economic benefits. The question is, how...

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