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In Conversation with Fiona Lloyd-Davies and Robert Flummerfelt, ‘The Cost of Cobalt’


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April 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
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In the cobalt mining areas of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, babies are being born...

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Text: In Conversation with Fiona Lloyd-Davies and Robert Flummerfelt, 'The Cost of Cobalt.' Featuring Fiona Lloyd-Davies and Robert Flummerfelt. April 22, 2021. 3:30 PM EDT. Environment (Re)Defined. 2021 Pulitzer Center Conference.

Most of the world’s reserves of cobalt, the mineral we need for electric car batteries, is found in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Cost of Cobalt, a Studio 9 Films production created with support from the Pulitzer Center, shows how the mining process may be poisoning the environment and causing dire health consequences for the population. Join us on Thursday, April 22 at 3:30pm EDT for a discussion of the film with executive producer Fiona Lloyd-Davies and director Robert Flummerfelt.

Cobalt may be part of the global solution to climate change. In The Cost of Cobalt, filmmakers ask: Is it right that the next generation pay the price for clean energy with their health?

The Cost of Cobalt is available to stream beginning March 31 on Al Jazeera English.

This session is part of Environment (Re)Defined, the 2021 Pulitzer Center Conference. A full list of the conference events can be found here. To sign up for this panel individually, click here.



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