Artisanal mining has been demonised by big industry, and oversimplified in the press - in reality miners, large corporations, and government are all intertwined in the DRC, says Dr. Sarah Katz-Lavigne in an interview with Lauren Sneade.
Europe's demand for lithium is set to soar to 60 times current levels, with cobalt and graphite 15 times higher. But how will proposals for new EU mining and refining interact with the EU's role as a champion of biodiversity and development?
Deep sea mining could trigger a multitude of environmental, climatic, and social justice issues - there are better means of sourcing minerals, says Jessica Battle, who leads WWF’s 'No Deep Seabed Mining Initiative'.
Ahead of a key vote in European Parliament on 1st June, Solidaridad's Catarina Vieira warns that the law risks cutting smallholder farmers out of European supply chains, forcing them into even less regulated markets.
Too many uncertainties exist around enhanced weathering for it to be implemented, despite significant potential. The EU must be less frugal with R&D or the private sector will step in and transparency will suffer, says Amann Thorben.
Even conservative estimates show the climate crisis has cost poor countries more than half a trillion dollars already - it is past time to define and fund loss and damage, say A. Karim Ahmed and Jeffrey D. Tamucci
Loss and damage from climate change has already cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Professors A. Karim Ahmed and Audrey Chapman propose a mechanism to address the moral and financial debt owed by highly industrialised nations.