Critical raw materials are the subject of our new episode.
Lithium, cobalt, nickel... So many metals needed to build batteries for cars, telephones, or computers. Our needs for these materials are going to increase so much that we are now talking about critical materials. In which countries can they be found? Under what social and environmental conditions can they be extracted? Do we risk replacing one dependency with another? How can we establish a circular economy and achieve 95% recycling? Jean-Philippe Hermine answers Sophie Larmoyer's questions.
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The ecological transition (energy or agro-ecological transition, development issues, etc.) is a subject of public policies. They are complex, sometimes underpinned by blockages or misunderstandings. At IDDRI, we propose possible solutions based on science. We put them on the democratic agenda because they are aimed at political and economic decision-makers, as well as at civil society as a whole. In these podcasts, IDDRI research fellows present their thoughts to shed light on the debate.