There is an urgent need to deal with the potential widespread destruction and human rights abuses that could be unleashed by the extraction of transition minerals: the materials needed at high volumes for the production of renewable energy technologies. Although it is crucial to tackle the climate crisis, and rapidly transition away from fossil fuels, this transition cannot be achieved by expanding our reliance on other materials. The voices arguing for ?digging our way out of the climate crisis?, particularly those that make up the global mining industry, are powerful but self-serving and must be rejected. We need carefully planned, low- carbon and non-resource-intensive solutions for people and planet.
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Categories: Supply Chains and Due Diligence