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¿Transicón energética verde y justa? Desafíos socioambientales

March 27, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Fair Energy transition? Socio-environmental problems in the ABC of lithium, by Araceli Clavijo.

The need to mitigate climate change and move away from the economy's dependence on fossil fuels has initiated a global transition to more sustainable or zero-carbon energy sources. Lithium is seen as a critical element in the production of "green" technologies that contribute to this transition. For many decades, the natural resources sector has been one of the main drivers of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Today, Argentina is positioned as one of the world's leading producers of lithium, with its reserves located mainly in the Puna salt flats of the provinces of Salta, Catamarca, and Jujuy. Lithium could become an engine of development for the region, but what are the real impacts of the activity? Addressing socio-environmental challenges and ensuring compliance with the population's access to environmental information will ensure a fair and equitable transition to electromobility.

Araceli Clavijo, Postdoctoral researcher of the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) at GEISA, and Argentine Studies Visiting Fellow at ILAS.

Consulate of Argentina in New York: 12 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019

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