Critical materials are minerals and metals for which demand will surge in the years to come.
‘As the world transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy, also the global minerals and metals landscape is being transformed. Solar panels, wind turbines and batteries require lithium, copper, iron, silver and other critical materials’, explains NUPI Senior Research Fellow Roman Vakulchuk.
Together with colleague Indra Øverland (Research Professor, NUPI), he is the author of the open access article ‘Central Asia is a missing link in analyses of critical materials for the global clean energy transition’, published in the journal One Earth in December 2021.
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