In this video, experts Dr. Jewellord Nem Singh (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Héctor Camilo Morales Muñoz (adelphi) explain which critical minerals are needed and where they can be found. They go through the different risks that an increased demand for critical minerals can pose for the environment, economy and local communities, as well as its potential for generating or intensifying conflict.
This explainer video also outlines how these risks can be prevented by different stakeholders using the mitigation hierarchy approach. Lastly, the interviewed experts call for a climate- and conflict-sensitive approach to critical minerals mining in order to ensure that the energy transition does not cause further harm to the most marginalised communities.
The production of this video is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
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