Enabling UK’s Green Energy Transition: A Blueprint for Responsible Sourcing of Critical Minerals
Satarla are proud to partner with the CMA (Critical Minerals Association) and other partners, who on July 12th launched their paper, ‘Enabling UK’s Green Energy Transition: A Blueprint for Responsible Sourcing of Critical Minerals’.
At the launch event, the panel of experts discussed the proposed blueprint and how the UK Government can collaborate with industry to deliver the green energy transition in a just way. Speakers included members of the CMA, Satarla and other partners organisations:
Aldo Pennini, Chair of ESG Working Group at CMA, Associate at Satarla
Jeff Townsend, Co-founder of CMA
Olimpia Pilch, Business Development & Communications Associate at CMA
Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Co-founder of Circulor
Critical minerals are the building blocks of renewable energy technologies and essential in enabling the UK’s Green Industrial Revolution. We need these materials for technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and battery storage.
It is critical that the materials we use in these green technologies are responsibly sourced, adhering to world-class Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) standards, managing environmental impacts, respecting human rights, minimising greenhouse gas emissions and supporting local communities.
The paper outlines challenges and opportunities for the UK to be a world leader in mining and sourcing critical minerals responsibly. This paper intends to help navigate the complex landscape of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in mining. It presents a number of recommendations for the UK Government to consider what measures it could take to ensure that critical minerals are sourced in a responsible way.