'It doesn't have to be this way': Could surging demand for EV batteries supercharge human rights fears?

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Electric vehicle sales growth is generally cheered by environmentalists - but according to a new report from Amnesty International credible concerns remain over the potential for environmental harm and human rights abuses in the supply chain of the fast-expanding sector

It's going to be one of the great commercial opportunities of the 2020s - plus it is absolutely core to the world's net-zero ambitions. But could batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) simultaneously pose...

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