Deep Six

Plan­et Tracker

2023 is a piv­otal year for deep sea ecosys­tems — it could be the year where the min­ing of the inter­na­tion­al seabed can legal­ly start. Plan­et Track­er will pro­vide investors with an assess­ment of as yet unhigh­light­ed finan­cial risks and chal­lenges of deep-sea mining. 

Sup­port­ers of DSM promise to pro­vide the mate­ri­als need­ed for a decar­bonised future, by extract­ing key met­als from the seabed. How­ev­er, the envi­ron­men­tal effects of DSM have shown cat­a­stroph­ic and irre­versible impli­ca­tions for biodiversity. 

Reveal­ing and finan­cial­is­ing pre­vi­ous­ly unhigh­light­ed risks posed by DSM will influ­ence finan­cial insti­tu­tions not to invest in DSM and empow­er them to apply learn­ings from DSM to oth­er nature-relat­ed indus­tries. The project is a case study to pro­vide investors with a greater under­stand­ing of how to inte­grate envi­ron­men­tal con­sid­er­a­tions into cap­i­tal allo­ca­tion deci­sions to reduce the impact of the indus­tries they finance on marine ecosystems.

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