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23 May, 2024

By Simon Holmström Right now, a battle is raging beneath the still, murky waters, where the sun’s rays never penetrate, and where unique species have evolved for thousands of years. The world stands at a crossroads where the pursuit for critical minerals and metals like lithium, cobalt, and nickel threatens to ignite an entirely new […]

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13 March, 2024

In March 2024, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) – a little-known intergovernmental body that ‘manages’ the international seabed – will meet to discuss the future of our shared global ocean. During ISA talks last year, states resisted pressure from mining companies to open the ocean for mining and agreed to a pause until clear regulations […]

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8 March, 2024

 By Sivaja K Nair, Senior Campaigner, RISE UP Growing up in India and pursuing a professional education in social sciences has naturally sensitized me to the pressing issues of gender justice. Continuously striving to deepen my understanding of gender dynamics, I recently delved into the Global Gender Gap Report 2023, by the World Economic Forum. […]

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17 January, 2024

As we embark on this new year, it is valuable to reflect on how far our ocean community has come. Like the ocean itself, the global ocean community connects us. Its reach and scope is multifaceted and diverse. By working in partnership, we have succeeded in raising the visibility and vital role of the ocean […]

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16 November, 2023

On the late afternoon of October 30th, I tuned in to the ISA WebTV. I was looking forward to the start of the International Seabed Authority’s (ISA) 28th Session Part III – Council Meeting, a gathering of state representatives and vested observers from around the world to discuss the rules and regulations for Deep Sea […]

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21 September, 2022

By Vivienne Solis Rivera, Founder, CoopeSoliDar R.L., Costa Rica and edited by Kate Bevitt, Communications Specialist, WorldFish Many environmental NGOs, including RISE UP members, express a deep and clear concern for small-scale fisheries (SSF) livelihoods, culture, and way of life. But what is the best way to support the SSF movement and their needs, concerns, […]

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