in Order to save the climate, Sweden is required to open the mines and to ”make the necessary corrections in the nature of the ' claim-Donald On from the Green people's home. We are in total agreement about the need for a rapid and robust transition to a zero carbon, sustainable community. Unfortunately, it lands On an uncritical affirmation of the mining to the wishes of the further development, on the basis of simplistic arguments about complex processes, and inflated estimates of the increased need for certain metals.
(used for car batteries), and the rare earth metal neodymium used for wind turbines) is based on the current technology that is in rapid transformation. The battery technology is evolving at a furious pace, among other things, to new, more energy-efficient and much more long-lived lithium ion batteries with a solid electrolyte, and without the cobalt of the cathode. The technology for the recycling of lithium-ion is already at commercial scale in Asia. There is an alternative to neodymium in the wind power generators-infrastructure, and very few wind farms even include this in the metal at all.
the Society's needs for metals can be of much higher degree than today, be met through recycling of waste products, end-of-life infrastructure, and electronic waste. It is less energy-intensive than that of nybrytning, and leads to the emission of greenhouse gases. This is Sweden, the way forward is through the Boliden plant, Rönnskärsverken, which is a world leader in the field of electronic recycling. < / span> , which, On reference to the. However, many of the licensing process, which in the day time is all about the mine exploration in the Landscape, and the mines would pose a serious threat to the sámi reindeer husbandry and culture. That is, in the case of Gállok (Kallak), about a coal mine that is threatening the value of this unique heritage site of Laponia, where the unique values of biological diversity goes hand-in-hand with the ancient sami culture. This conflict, which is of exceptional conservation value, as well as the urfolks rights, call On the not even.
It is not inconceivable that in the start-up of new mines in Sweden, with regard to both people and the environment. However, in the first instance, required an extensive re-use, recovery, recycling, and eco-friendly design, which makes the products easier to recycle, in order to minimize the allocation of resources. Swedish society for nature conservation, welcomes the investigation, which takes a broad approach to mineralförsörjning, from an environmental point of view. This should include the opportunities for increased mineralåtervinning. Such a study should in particular, consider an insertion of a minerallagstiftningen and the environment, in order to create a more predictable licensing process at the same time, which is far better take into account both the biodiversity and the urfolks rights.
Moreover, the mining industry, Sweden's biggest producer of the waste. It is necessary klimatomställningen is expected to increase the need for minerals, however, in order to implement this, we need to keep a number of things in your head at the same time. The transition may not occur at the cost of the extinct species, the destruction of rivers and the denial of people's rights.<