Push to ensure Pacific nations get the benefits of undersea mining opportunities
ABC Radio Australia
A team from the Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights will be heading to Washington next month to press the case for equitable mining compensation agreements for customary landowners in Melanesia.
Centre director Professor Spike Boydell will tell delegates at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference that Pacific countries must be geared up to wrest control from the big miners in future talks over multi-billion dollar seabed mining projects.
Presenter: Richard Ewart
Professor Spike Boydell, director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights at the University of Technology, Sydney
Listen here: ABC Radio Pacific Beat
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