Full Title: Global State of Sustainable Electric Vehicle Batteries
Author(s): Ethan Elkind and Katie Segal
Publisher(s): Berkeley Law Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment
Publication Date: March 30, 2023
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2022 was a pivotal year of both opportunity and continued risk for the sustainability of the global electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain. Countries in key markets are elevating their transportation electrification ambitions while also taking steps towards centering environmental protection and human rights in the supply chain. Yet more work is needed to ensure that parties are held to consistently high standards worldwide. Throughout 2022, UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE), along with ClimateWorks, has conducted outreach to a variety of organizations active in EV battery supply chain sustainability efforts—including human rights and transportation electrification advocates—about recent successes and ongoing challenges. This brief summarizes central themes from 2022 and previews future actions that can advance a just and sustainable battery supply chain.