FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on the rush for cobalt, a strategic mineral essential to the production of electric car batteries. Electric vehicles help reduce pollution caused by the internal combustion engine, the current standard for most motorized transportation. But as our special full-length Reporters program shows, the mining of cobalt needed for batteries is already a source of human misery and environmental damage, especially in DR Congo. We explore the issue with our guests, including the co-director of “The Battle for Cobalt”, our documentary about the dark side of the cobalt rush.
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