Mining for clean tech will place huge strain on environment

May 16, 2019 EcoVadis Mkt


Earthworks has published a new report detailing projected minerals demand to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and avert the most disastrous impacts of climate change. The research, conducted by the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), shows that as demand for these minerals skyrockets, the already significant environmental and human impacts of hardrock mining are likely to rise steeply as well. This shows the need for a broad shift in the clean technology sector towards more responsible minerals sourcing.


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