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Deep Sea Mining from a Pacific Island State Perspective: An Interview with Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Commissioner Paul Lynch

Since August 2012, Paul Lynch has led the Cook Islands’ Seabed Minerals Authority, which oversees development of the islands’ national seabed mineral resource. A lawyer with over 25 years of wide and varied legal experience in the private sector, Commissioner Lynch is shaping deep sea mining as an industry, both in the Cook Islands and […]

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Cook Islands

Cook Islands Partners to Explore Pacific Bounty

The government of the Cook Islands, through the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), entered into an agreement in September with U.S. based Ocean Minerals, LLC (OML) for the exclusive right for up to 18 months to prospect and explore high value polymetallic nodules over approximately 23,000 square kilometers of the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone […]

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low-carbon future

World Bank: Minerals to Play Significant Role in Low-Carbon Future

A June 2017 report from the World Bank highlights the role that minerals and metals will play in a low-carbon future.  The report “The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low-Carbon Future”  asserts that the rise of green energy technologies is expected to lead to growth in demand for minerals and metals such […]

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metals markets

Electric-Car Revolution Shakes Up the Biggest Metals Markets

MARK BURTON and EDDIE VAN DER WALT on BLOOMBERG TECHNOLOGY | 2 August 2017 “The revolution in electric vehicles set to upturn industries from energy to infrastructure is also creating winners and losers within the world’s biggest metals markets. While some of the largest diversified miners like Glencore Plc argue fossil fuels such as coal […]

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World Bank

Clean Energy Transition Will Increase Demand for Minerals, says new World Bank report

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2017 – A new report released today by the World Bank highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals. Using wind, solar, and energy storage batteries as key examples of low-carbon or “green” energy technologies, the report, “The […]

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