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Cook Island Environment (Seabed Mineral Activities) Regulations 2023

The completion of the Environment Regulations highlights the Cook Island's commitment to sustainable development and environmental stewardship. These regulations serve as a vital tool to strike a balance between economic prosperity and the conservation of marine ecosystems, ensuring that future generations can benefit from the Earth's resources without compromising the planet's natural heritage.

With the implementation of these regulations, the Cook Islands envisions a future where all seabed mineral activities’ are conducted through a strong regulatory legal framework in minimising the any likelihood of potential impact on the marine ecosystem, while maximising the benefits for society. By setting robust standards and best environmental practices in fostering a culture of environmental consciousness.