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Uit de Ivoren Toren

Cobalt: a critical mess?

Uit de Ivoren Toren


[English spoken]
Uit de Ivoren Toren goes international in this special student edition! This episode we interview student Erika van der Linden about her master thesis research to a crucial metal for our energy transition: cobalt. There is a story of the energy transition and that's a story about the mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - the DRC. Mining causes local environmental pollution and human rights abuses. Is there a way out?

Host: Quirien Reijtenbagh
Sound design: Michiel van Poelgeest | Klaenk