Publication: Minerals and Metals to Meet the Needs of a Low-Carbon Economy
Hund, Kirsten Lori
La Porta, Daniele
Meeting the requirements of the Paris Agreement to keep the global average temperature from rising more than 2ºC above pre-industrial levels will mean vastly expanded use of low-carbon sources of electricity, such as wind and solar power, as well as advanced technologies for long-term energy storage. These demands will increase demand for many minerals, including a range of base and rare earth metals. By planning ahead, resource rich developing countries can prepare themselves to meet the challenges and opportunities afforded by increased demand for minerals.
“Hund, Kirsten Lori; La Porta, Daniele; Drexhage, John. 2017. Minerals and Metals to Meet the Needs of a Low-Carbon Economy. Live Wire;No. 2017/78. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/28380 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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