Happy New Year and welcome to our second newsletter! We hope the year has gotten off to a great start for you and that you enjoy this very brief roundup of what we're up to.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
We are pleased to present our 2023 Impact Report, highlighting Blue Climate Initiative's impact over the past year and looking ahead to 2024/25. Please click on the image above to read the full report.
HEADED TO THE ISA COUNCIL MEETING
The International Seabed Authority (ISA), which exercises authority over deep sea mining, will hold its 29th session March 18-29, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. The Blue Climate Initiative will be there to host a special event focusing on the fact that next generation EV batteries that don't use deep sea metals, plus new recycling programs, have eliminated the claimed need for DSM. It's important for ISA delegates to understand that DSM not only creates a reckless danger for our ocean, it's also unnecessary! We will be joined by industry and technical experts and several environmental partners including Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, the Environmental Justice Foundation, The Ocean Foundation, and Greenpeace.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: BCI WHITE PAPER
Late last year the Blue Climate Initiative published an important paper entitled "Next Generation EV Batteries Eliminate the Need for Deep Sea Mining." Distilling months of research, the paper exposes the lie of the mining industry that we need to mine the deep sea and risk major environmental damage to feed the need for more electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The paper was co-authored by BCI's Jeanne Everett and Stan Rowland and University of California Berkeley's Professor of Energy Dan Kammen.
Exposing Mining Industry Greenwashing
To simplify and spread the message about the folly of deep sea mining, we produced a fun, animated 3-minute video as a companion piece to our recent white paper. We hope you'll enjoy and share it. Social media links are below. Many thanks to collaborating artists Chris Mason and McKinley Marshall!