How can the private sector help strengthen critical minerals supply chains?

Vice President Melissa Kopolow and Associate Alexandre El Ghaoui write that to meet the rising demand for clean energy technologies, the production of minerals such as lithium, copper, and cobalt could increase by as much as 500% by 2050, and countries will be seeking to strengthen and secure domestic critical mineral supply chains. Yet, because mining, mineral refinements and their externalities are location-specific, creating globally relevant treaties and standards for the industry will be nearly impossible. To deal with this changing landscape, governments are increasingly turning to bilateral and multilateral channels for input and cooperation, rather than waiting for global regulations, providing mining companies and industry organizations with opportunities to participate in and help shape these conversations.

Read the full article, published by Dentons, here.

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