China and the United Kingdom have each published a draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation (CEE) for construction activity in Antarctica. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is seeking public comment on the CEEs as follows:

China is proposing the construction of a new research station on Inexpressible Island, Terra Nova Bay.  The CEE is available online at Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition (external link).  

The United Kingdom is proposing reconstruction of Rothera Wharf and Coastal Stabilisation. The CEE is available online on the  British Antarctic Survey webpage (external link).

Comments on both CEEs may be sent until 7 May 2018. Please email comments to env@mfat.govt.nz or post to: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Private Bag 18-901, Wellington.


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