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Critical Raw Materials in Africa

Securing a sustainable supply of raw material for a low-emissions and digital future depends on an integrated raw material strategy. 

Transitioning to a low-emission and digital future requires a sustainable supply of raw materials for renewable energy and digital technologies. Which raw materials are essential for future development? Where are they sourced from? How can they be extracted responsibly? Which are at risk of discontinued supply? This StoryMap explores these questions with a focus on cobalt extraction in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Find out more on the Africa Knowledge Platform.

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