G7 urged to collaborate rather than compete on renewables, says EU chief

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has emphasised the need for additional manufacturing capacity and secure access to critical minerals for a green transition

Vodafone and WWF partner to recycle mobile phones and cut emissions

The new ‘one million phones for the planet’ programme aims to support a circular economy and Vodafone’s 2040 net zero emissions goal

London-based Econic Tech raises £10.4m to turn carbon dioxide into polymers

It will initially serve the polyurethane industry to make foams for insulation and mattresses, protective coatings, sealants and adhesives

UK opens first intelligence centre to process critical minerals

It is expected to improve the resilience of the UK’s supply chain for critical minerals, which are essential for manufacturing products such as EV batteries and wind turbines

Phones overtaken by EVs as top cobalt demand

By 2026, the automotive industry could account for half of global cobalt demand

‘Delivering net zero will require massive expansion of mining’

New research suggests demand for raw materials and rare earth metals could surge by 500% in order to deliver the low carbon technologies needed to decarbonise