The clean energy sector maintains that it is crusading the fight against climate change. But first, governments and companies have to fix the road to making clean energy technologies.
The supply chain to create clean energy technologies is riddled with issues. Unsustainable mineral extraction to make solar cells, wind turbines, electric vehicle batteries and other clean technologies pose high social and environmental risks. These scenarios are visible worldwide, especially in less industrialised nations.
A secure and sustainable supply chain can contribute to a clean energy transition.
In this episode of GigaWhat, Mongabay-India Contributing Editor and the podcast host, Mayank Aggarwal, speaks with Jessie Cato (natural resources programme manager, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre) and Saurav Goyal (founding member, Metastable Materials) about various aspects of the clean technology supply chain.
Jessie Cato, Programme Manager, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Saurav Goyal, Founding Member, Metastable Materials
The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, IEA
Critical Minerals for India, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP)
Securing Clean Energy Technology Supply Chains, IEA
Climate-positive, high-tech metals are polluting Earth, but solutions await, Mongabay
Corporate sustainability due diligence, EU
India’s market regulator takes a step towards sustainable finance, Mongabay-India
KABIL Set up to Ensure Supply of Critical Minerals
GigaWhat episode 1: Clean Waste
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Produced and scripted by Kartik Chandramouli
Edited and mixed by Tejas Dayananda Sagar
Copy edits by Aditi Tandon
Production assistance from Ayushi Kothari
GigaWhat artwork by Pooja Gupta