The faulty assumption behind the Eurocentric understanding of net zero transitions is that all of us have 24×7 power. Many parts of the world are energy insecure and energy inequity should be addressed as a part of the ‘just’ transition.
Many communities in mining areas in fragile states are fueling the metals needed for the EV race. Is access to energy for them a part of the net zero journey?
Responsible mining is a part of net zero transition by ensuring the dignity of communities through inclusive community development plans via marshalling of impact funds.