21 Jun 2022
The Lithium Triangle in Latin America and High Andean Wetlands: EDDs Event

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Event Date: 21/06/2022
Venue: Brussels Expo (Palais 7 and 11), Studio 4 Lab Debate, Avenue De Miramar / Miramarlaan, B-1020 Brussels, Belgium

The Lithium Triangle in Latin America and High Andean Wetlands.

How to ensure a just, clean, green energy transition.

High Andean wetlands are of key value for local economies, including pastures for cattle, food resources and fresh water to local communities, and represent an invaluable cultural heritage. They are part of the region known as Lithium triangle (Argentina, Bolivia and Chile) which accounts for 68% of lithium in their salt flats (globally).

Lithium is a key component in rechargeable and in electric vehicles batteries. The EU is not a lithium producer. It relies on imports. The European Commission estimates that demand for lithium will grow 18 times by 2030 and 60 times by 2050.

How to ensure fair investments towards a just, clean, green energy transition including protecting key ecosystems and people relying on them? The Lab debate will try to respond to this question.

Speakers:

  • Ernesto FEILBOGEN
    Sector Coordinator, GIZ Headquarters Germany
  • Román BAIGÚN
    Programme Manager, Saving High Andean Wetlands, Wetlands International LAC

Moderator:
Fred PEARCE
Consultant, Wetlands International

Registration via the EDD website

EDD event page