We did it! We successfully delivered our petition with over 340,000 signatures to the Dutch Parliament calling on the Netherlands to take a firm position against deep-sea mining! Read our press release here (Dutch).
Below are some highlights of the day. We are grateful to you all of you who signed the petition and who were able to join us on the day and show your support at the Parliament.
A big thanks to 'Partij voor de Dieren' (PvdD) for aligning with us and pushing our government on this issue. We need more Dutch political parties to speak out. Deep-sea mining is an ecological distaster that will worsen the climate and biodiversity crises. Deep-sea mining is ecocide!
We will not stop here! We will keep the pressure on the Dutch government until they join the growing chorus of nations that say NO to deep-sea mining. KEEP SIGNING AND SHARING THE PETITION!
We need your support to continue our work and take this petition beyond the Netherlands. To stop deep-sea mining from starting, more countries must speak out before the next meeting of the International Seabed Authority this summer.
A particular thank you to Hans Bothe, Julia Godet (on Insta @skytrotter), Lanny Kho and Patricia Wit (www.pwitphotos.com) for capturing the day through your photos! High resolution photos available upon request.
TOGETHER WE CAN STOP A DISASTER BEFORE IT BEGINS!
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