Pact In The News

How green are electric vehicles?

March 4, 2021

This New York Times article explores the environmental impacts of electric vehicles, including the cobalt they require, most of which comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pact's Mickaël Daudin, a specialist in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), comments on how companies can contribute to greener electric vehicles by supporting responsible ASM. If companies act responsibly, electric vehicles can greatly benefit Congo. If they don't, they put the environment and miners' lives at risk, Daudin explains.