Cancelled! CBS Sustainability, CBDS and DanWatch present: The dark side of the green agenda

The quest for green energy is taking off like never before, sparking a growing demand for solar cells, wind energy and rechargeable batteries. But the rapidly emerging mining and hydroelectric projects often have severe consequences for local communities and vulnerable population groups.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00

The quest for green energy is taking off like never before, sparking a growing demand for   solar cells, wind energy and rechargeable batteries. But the rapidly emerging mining and hydroelectric projects often have severe consequences for local communities and vulnerable population groups - especially in developing countries where authorities and green companies are eager to access raw materials and renewable energy.

 

In Chile, lithium extraction for electrical car batteries is drying up the Atacama Desert, making large areas uninhabitable. In the DR Congo, cobalt for Tesla batteries is mined by child labour. In Kenya and Mexico, gigantic wind parks are affecting the livelihood of indigenous people.

Want to know more about The dark side of the green agenda and learn how Vestas and Danish Energy perceive the challenge?

 

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Panel debate participants:
Kristian Heydenreich, Senior Director, Compliance & CSR, Vestas
Lærke Flader, Branch Manager, Danish Electric Car Alliance, Danish Energy
Jacobo Ramirez, Assistant Professor, Centre for Business and Development Studies, CBS
Nikolaj Houmann and Charlotte Aagaard, journalists, Danwatch
 
Moderator: Steen Vallentin, CBS Sustainability

 

Join the discussion on CBS, Thursday 19th of March 3pm to 5pm.

Dalgas Have 15, DH.C.033 (right by the main entrance).

 

Free Admission.


Please remember to secure yourself a seat by signing up through the link to the registration.

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