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This Financial Times’ caselet authored by Michael Posner (NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights) and Dorothee Baumann-Pauly focuses on the human rights challenges in the cobalt supply chain.
- Cobalt Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Addressing Root Causes of Human Rights Abuses
As demand for cobalt used in electric vehicles and smart devices skyrockets, this new white paper by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly urges dramatic changes to mining practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Prof. Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Prof. Michael Posner co-authored the Financial Times op-ed titled “Ethics of Cobalt Mining Must Be Taken Seriously by Traders”.
The 2021 SGM plenary session on Friday November 19th is entitled “Climate, Resources and Environment: conflicts, synergies & compromises”. During the symposium prominent national and international scientists will share their views on aspects ranging from climate science, energy transition and impact on ecosystems and society.
This article urge companies in the battery supply chain to make concrete commitments and long-term investments to ensure safe and fair mining of cobalt. Read the 5 recommendations they make in the link below.