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Undermining Progress: Human Rights and the Low-Carbon Transition

As the climate emergency intensifies and the transition to low-carbon energy alternatives is accelerated, more attention is being paid to the hidden costs of the energy transition. Fossil fuels are burning the planet, but the supply chains of renewable energy technologies are contributing to egregious social and environmental harms.

Renewable energy technologies require specific minerals like cobalt, copper, and lithium for the development of solar panels, EV batteries and wind turbines. However, many mining companies have been linked to severe human rights allegations and environmental destruction. In this investigative series, TriplePundit will explore the organizations and initiatives proposing solutions to these hidden costs, as well as local stakeholders and the mining sector, to find a just and equitable transition for all.