Bus to the future

October 2020


Nickel plays an important role in the portrayal of the electrical vehicle battery as one of the solutions to air pollution and climate change. However, in the Global South, where most of the raw materials needed for building these new and more efficient machines and devices are sourced, the rising demand for electric vehicles is threatening to worsen existing injustices in the extractive industry. It is thus imperative to examine what value chain

production emerges from this trend. This study analyzed the value chain production, bringing to the fore the various environmental and human costs of this extractive industry.

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