The fight against climate change is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century, and as paradoxical as it may be, the mining industry, including lithium, will be responsible for providing much of the material needed to make this change possible. Today's environmental challenges require, among other things, a profound transformation of the global energy … [Read more...] about The time is now, tomorrow will be too late! Lithium, Li-ion batteries and the energy transition
Governments around the world have launched economic recovery packages in response to the recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two key themes feature prominently: investments in digitalization and green technologies. Both China and the EU have established reactivation plans supporting 5G telecommunications networks, big data and artificial intelligence. The EU has … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Precipitated the Age of Copper: Are Producing Countries Prepared to Supply the World and Capture Greater Value?
The IDB is looking for consulting firms interested in analyzing, mapping actors and creating a road map about the relationship between government, industry and civil society in the extractive industries sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about Consulting Job in the Extractive Sector
*To read this post in Spanish, click here. In our previous post “How to Restore Trust? Falling Prices of Raw Materials and Political Crisis,” we talked about the difficult situation that governments are put under pressure by the arrival of fewer resources in the primary sector and citizens that increasingly tolerate less abuse of power and demand better … [Read more...] about Navigating the Perfect Storm: A Crisis of Trust at the Subnational level
*This blog post was published on the GobernArte blog in Spanish. Latin America and the Caribbean are going through a deep crisis of trust in their governments, which covers both their ability to effectively and efficiently manage public resources, and the integrity with which they do so. … [Read more...] about How to Restore Trust? Falling Prices of Raw Materials and Political Crisis