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Innovation Forum: Renewable energy's human rights risks (Podcast)

09.02.2021 Share

Renewable energy's human rights risks

This week: Jessie Cato from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre talks about the latest tracker following the forced labour risks in the supply chains of the minerals necessary to transition global energy supply to renewables. Lithium, cobalt, copper, nickel are among the elements required for solar panels, batteries and wind turbines, and have significant supply chain human rights challenges.

Plus: Chatham House and UNEP report says food supply is responsible for 86% extinction risks; WWF’s plan for dairy to get to net zero; PepsiCo joint venture with Beyond Meat; UK renewables supply beat fossil fuels in 2020; and GM to be zero tailpipe emissions by 2035, in the news digest.

Host: Ian Welsh

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