A shocking 48 killings were reported in the country last year, which was the worst on record for activist murders globally, according to a Global Witness report. For the first time, most of the murders occurred in large-scale agricultural plantations.
and Merlinda Andoni, Valentin Robu –
Wind turbines and electric cars may be symbols of the clean energy movement but require cobalt, which has been linked to child labour, to produce. Researchers from Heriot-Watt University ask: are we conscious of the true cost of low-carbon technologies? And what can we do about it?
Blair Palese –
While the US$379 million promised for investment in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef seems promising, Blair Palese of 350.org reveals how the government's latest budget prioritises fossil fuels instead.
Cloud-based traceability databases and Blockchain-based distributed ledgers now enable supply chain managers to track the path the cobalt travels, to check for any potential material smuggling, child labour, and other high-risk activities.
The world must transition to cleaner energy without blowing the global carbon budget if we want to stay within 2 degrees Celsius of warming. What is renewable energy breeding and how will it help us achieve that?
Vaidehi Shah –
A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa project report investigates the relationship between South Africa's mining value ...
New breakthrough science and cost reductions from the world of cleantech hold promise for making mining—one of the dirtiest, most inefficient industries in the world—more profitable, safer and cleaner. But ...
The mining and minerals industry has made major advances towards sustainability but the sector faces new challenges as governments in the global South reassert control over their natural resources yet ...