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Transition Minerals Tracker: 2024 Analysis

Transition Minerals Tracker: 2024 Analysis

Full Title: Transition Minerals Tracker: 2024 Analysis
Author(s): Caroline Avan, Natalia Daza Niño, and Emil Rasu Sirén Gualinga
Publisher(s): Business & Human Rights Resource Center
Publication Date: May 21, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

This year’s update to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s (the Resource Centre) Transition Minerals Tracker (the Tracker) spotlights the human rights challenges and harm of irresponsible transition mineral mining – and the associated risk of derailing the pace of the transition. The Tracker now includes 631 allegations of abuse from 2010-2023 associated with the mining of seven key minerals for the energy transition: bauxite, cobalt, copper, lithium, manganese, nickel and zinc. For 2023 alone, 91 allegations of abuse were recorded, including widespread violations of environmental, land and Indigenous Peoples’ rights, coupled with a marked increase in labour rights violations and worker deaths. The Tracker also features 143 attacks against human rights and environmental defenders (HRDs) – or 1 in 4 allegations. Those figures only depict a fragment of the reality as our Tracker relies on public sources and, amid rising attacks on civic and media freedoms, abuses often go unreported.

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