Europe Listens: Exploring the deep seabed with Pradeep Singh 

To achieve the ambitions of the European Green Deal, the European Commission insists that healthy oceans and a sustainable maritime economy are crucial. With rising demand for minerals from various sectors, including to advance the green transformation, many expect we are on the brink of the biggest gold rush in history – deep beneath the ocean surface. 

In this episode of Europe Listens, ECFR’s Rafael Loss and Jana Puglierin welcome Pradeep Singh, environmental lawyer and fellow at the Research Institute for Sustainability in Potsdam. What are the key resources in the seabed? Is deep seabed mining more of an opportunity or a risk? How can the European Union and its global partners help to guard against the known and unknown dangers of deep seabed mining?  

This podcast was recorded on 4 March 2024. 

Other episodes of this season: 

Episode 1: Protecting the high seas with Essam Yassin Mohammed

Further reading: 

The European Union and seabed mining by Pradeep A. Singh, Virginie Tassin Campanella, and Frank Maes 

A “deadline” expires: Quo Vadis, International Seabed Authority? By Pradeep Singh 

The country with nothing left to lose by Christina Lu 

Resolution on Norway’s recent decision to advance seabed mining in the Arctic by the European Parliament 

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