Critical minerals are the building blocks of renewable energy technologies and essential in enabling the UK’s Green Industrial Revolution. We need these materials for technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and battery storage.
It is critical that the materials we use in these green technologies are responsibly sourced, adhering to world-class Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) standards, managing environmental impacts, respecting human rights, minimising greenhouse gas emissions and supporting local communities.
The paper outlines challenges and opportunities for the UK to be a world leader in mining and sourcing critical minerals responsibly. This paper intends to help navigate the complex landscape of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in mining. We present a number of recommendations for the UK Government to consider what measures it could take to ensure that critical minerals are sourced in a responsible way.
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The Critical Minerals Association (CMA) is a key interlocutor between the UK Government and the critical minerals industry.