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|| Green Conflict Minerals: The fuels of conflict in the transition to a low-carbon economy
|| International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
|| Clare Church & Alec Crawford
| Published in:
|| August 2018
|| This report seeks to understand the extent to which increased demand for the minerals critical to green energy technologies could affect fragility, conflict and violence in producing states, and explores what would be required of the international community to mitigate these local and national threats. It builds on extensive desk-based research, as well as a mapping analysis, case studies and findings from consultations with key stakeholders and experts.
The mapping analysis identifies which minerals may be required for green energy technologies and determines where these minerals are found in high reserves. It then overlays this map with key measures of fragility to determine where potential conflict hot spots might emerge.
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