Bill Gates And UNCTAD Remind Us Cleaning The World Requires Everyone

Buying an EV is just part of the task: one of the smallest ones.

When your house is in a complete mess, giving in to dismay does not help. You have to start cleaning somewhere. If you do that alone and live with more people, you may never finish if the other inhabitants do not help. That applies to your house as much as it applies to the world, as Bill Gates and UNCTAD remind us. Buying an electric car will not help without due precautions and affordability.

UNCTAD means United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. It released the report “Commodities at a glance: Special issue on strategic battery raw materials.” This study shows that the push for a world without oil cannot forget that mining what batteries need has to be a clean job as much as possible.