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Mining for essential minerals in Eastern Europe and Central Asia linked to rights abuses

Mining for essential minerals in Eastern Europe and Central Asia linked to rights abuses

A recent U.K. report documents over 400 human rights abuse claims in the mining sector of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, critical for the global shift to sustainable energy.

Katie Surma reports for Inside Climate News.

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Reports allege abuses by Glencore in Peru and Colombia, and the banks funding them

Mining giant Glencore continues to commit serious environmental and human rights violations in its mines in Peru and Colombia despite public promises to respect human rights and the environment, according to three news reports by advocacy organizations.

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Vietnam is jailing environmentalists who helped it secure billions

The government is preparing to present its energy transition plan at the U.N. climate talks as it intensifies a crackdown on environmental advocates.
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Corruption and rights abuses are flourishing in lithium mining across Africa, new report finds

The global clean energy transition could be a game changer for Africa, but exploitation of miners continues as many foreign mining companies ignore local opposition.

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Maker of leather car seats targeted in congressional probe

The world's largest maker of leather car seats is targeted in a growing congressional probe of environmental and human rights abuses in auto supply chains.
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Mining critical to renewable energy tied to hundreds of alleged human rights abuses

A report released Wednesday faults the U.S. and other nations for providing incentives for the mining of rare metals like lithium and cobalt without enacting adequate labor and environmental safeguards, Katie Surma reports for Inside Climate News.
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