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SOPAC-EU EDF10 Deep Sea Minerals Project. Kiribati National Workshop on Deep Sea Minerals. DSM Policy ISSUES. What must our Policy cover?. Issues relating to deep sea mineral activities (exploration and mining activities) Sound management of our minerals resources

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dsm policy issues

SOPAC-EU EDF10 Deep Sea Minerals Project

Kiribati National Workshop on Deep Sea Minerals

DSM Policy ISSUES

what must our policy cover
What must our Policy cover?
  • Issues relating to deep sea mineral activities (exploration and mining activities)
    • Sound management of our minerals resources
    • Regulations to protect and preserve our marine environment
    • Fiscal regimes
    • Kiribati receives maximum benefits from deep sea mineral activities
      • Financial gains
      • Capacity building and institutional developments
what we have
What we have
  • Mineral Development Licensing Ordinance
  • Foreshore and Land Reclamation Ordinance
  • Environment Act
  • Mining Ordinance
what we have but don t have
What we have but don’t have
  • They do not address the specific requirements that would cater for or address any relevant issues concerning deep sea mineral activities (exploration and possibly mining)
  • Provision is mainly for land based activities (i.e. mining ordinance for Banaba) and
  • Foreshore mining activities (i.e. Foreshore and Land Reclamation Ordinance, Environment Act)
international and regional stage
International and Regional Stage
  • UNCLOS
  • ISA Regulations
  • Noumea Convention
  • Madang Guidelines
way forward
Way forward
  • Develop a policy that is in line with these:
  • UNCLOS – United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea
  • ISA Guidelines – Internationa Seabed Authority Guidelines
  • Noumea Convention
  • Madang Guidelines
our task today
Our task today
  • Development of Offshore Minerals Policy and Legislation, Regulations
  • Appropriate Management and Monitoring Framework/Guidelines for deep sea exploration and mining
  • Offshore Mining Legal Instruments in relation to existing National Policies, and Regional and International Conventions (e.gNoumea convention and UNCLOS).
  • Development of Marine Scientific Research Policy
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