Some events to look out for on climate justice, the environment, and the Caribbean

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There are a few rather important dates in the summer calendar to keep in mind related to climate change, extractive industries, and more.

This week, Greenpeace USA will hold a hybrid press briefing in Kingston (Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the AC Marriott Hotel) as the International Seabed Authority (ISA) reaches a critical point in its deliberations on deep sea mining. Members of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition will also be there. The ISA is set to decide the fate of the world’s oceans behind closed doors by fast-tracking regulations for the launch of the deep sea mining industry by July 2023 at its meeting in Kingston (July 18 – 29).

Now, voices are calling for a moratorium on deep sea mining. World leaders and parliamentarians want urgent actionto prevent deep sea mining (including, most recently, France and Chile as well as several Pacific nations).

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