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Building a Sustainable Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain: Report Launch Webinar

23 July 2020 12:00PM EDT

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Building a low-carbon economy will rely on a transition from gasoline-powered automobiles to electric vehicles, which will require a significant increase in production of component minerals. Extracting and refining these minerals, like cobalt and lithium, can often entail challenges related to governance, human rights, and environmental quality in host countries.

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To help launch a new report from UC Berkley's Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) on this topic, at this webinar, panelists discussed mechanisms to address these concerns and build a more sustainable supply chain for this key emission reduction technology.


  • Patrick Heller, senior visiting fellow, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE), and advisor, NRGI
  • Michael Maten, automotive public policy, electrification, portfolio planning and strategy, General Motors
  • Daniel Mulé, senior policy advisor for tax and extractive industries, Oxfam
  • Payal Sampat, mining program director, Earthworks
  • Moderator: Ethan Elkind, director, climate program, CLEE
  • Moderator: Ted Lamm, research fellow, climate program, CLEE

Read the report: "Sustainable Drive, Sustainable Supply: Priorities to Improve the Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain".