Sustainable Commodities – Can they play a role in the transition to a low-carbon economy?
Many commodities have become key inputs to the global economy, but their production is often associated with processes that have serious environmental and ethical issues – deforestation, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and forced/child labor, to name but a few. Are the negative impacts of commodity production inevitable or can sustainability-linked initiatives ensure the commodities sector plays its part in the green transition?
- Commodities demand on the increase
- Recycling rare metals
- Policymaker engagement critical to ESG
- Energy subsidies equals missed opportunity