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Research shows the seabed around many Pacific Islands contain minerals that may, if carefully managed, provide long term benefits for those in Pacific communities- this might include less reliance on aid or the development of infrastructure.

The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the European Union has been assisting countries that want to develop their blue economy by establishing National Offshore Mineral Committees.

This 3 minute-long simpleshow (animated explainer video) depicts the importance of strengthening national institutions, and developing necessary regulatory instruments and mechanisms through a participatory approach with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that potential environment damage are limited and that this industry will benefit Pacific Island countries and their people.

The video was produced in collaboration with GRID-Arendal.

 

 

 

 

 

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