Copper and the dark side of the energy transition

Jul 11, 2023 | Social, Technology, Videos

The world is turning towards renewable technologies and green energy. But this transition comes at a cost. In particular, the demand for copper is skyrocketing. From electric cars to solar panels, copper is a key raw material for the technologies that will power our future. But at what price? Shot across South America, this documentary takes a hard look at the extraction of copper and the devastating impact it’s having on local communities and the environment.
As the demand for copper continues to rise, entire villages are finding themselves cut off from water supplies and subjected to toxic emissions. It doesn’t have to be this way. Something has to change, and fast. Drawing on interviews with experts and locals, this documentary underscores the urgent need for transparency and accountability in global supply chains. It’s a call to action that can’t be ignored, grappling with tough questions about our collective responsibility to put the planet before profit.

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