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Tag: 39th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM)

  • Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 08:29 UTC

    Antarctic Treaty parties reaffirm commitment to ban on mining in the Antarctic

    ”Parties stand firm in their commitment that preserving the continent as a place of peace and science is more important than financial gain” said Claire Christian

    The 29 countries party to the Antarctic Treaty unanimously agreed on Wednesday to a resolution at the 39th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) stating their “firm commitment to retain and continue to implement…as a matter of highest priority” the ban on mining activities in the Antarctic, which is part of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (also called the Madrid Protocol).