CBD COP11: Balancing rich natural resources and rich biodiversity

CBD COP11 (09/10/12): Christine Pöllabauer, Member of Executive Office, New Caledonia describes what her government is doing to balance mining activities with biodiversity protection.

The Pacific island is rich in both rare earth minerals and biodiversity and Pöllabauer tells Pavilion TV that company’s looking to exploit the island’s resources must respect the ecosystems they lie beneath.