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BNEF: producing battery materials in the DRC could lower supply-chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

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With a functioning AfCFTA, the DRC can receive other upstream mineral inputs needed for lithium-ion batteries—such as manganese from, say, South Africa and Madagascar, copper from Zambia, graphite from Mozambique and Tanzania, phosphate from Morocco, and lithium from Zimbabwe, to name but a few.

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UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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However, it also shows that where countries have implemented measures to govern the import of used vehicles—notably age and emissions standards —these give them access to high-quality used vehicles, including hybrid and electric cars, at affordable prices. Poor quality used vehicles also lead to more road accidents.

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The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV Is Not As Small As I Thought!

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This is because most people are not able to afford brand new vehicles that usually retail from about $30,000. 90% of the vehicles imported into most African counties are used vehicles imported from Europe, Asia, and North America. The main reason for this is the fact that the majority of people in these developing markets […].