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#BuildBackBetter Webinar: Three Transformations for Clean Air


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As factories and transport networks have shut down in response to COVID-19, air pollution has dropped around the world. But this crisis has also shown the long tail of air pollution-related health risks, as respiratory illnesses have made thousands more vulnerable to complications from the disease. Without setting ourselves on a new trajectory, we risk coming back to a world of even dirtier air and populations even more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution. WRI Ross Center brings together a panel of experts to lay the way forward.

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#BuildBackBetter Webinar: Three Transformations for Clean Air

  1. 1. Presentation by Tim Searchinger, Senior Fellow, WRI; Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
  2. 2. Effects of Burning Crop Residues India
  3. 3. Changes in Small Particle Pollution in China Due to Possible Agricultural Management Changes - Y. Guo et al. (in review)
  4. 4. Presentation by Mathy Stanislaus Interim Director, Global Battery Alliance (World Economic Forum)
  5. 5. Addressing GHG emissions across the supply chain
  6. 6. 8SOURCE: World Economic Forum, Global Battery Alliance GBA vision: the potential of a sustainable battery value chain in 2030 10 m additional jobs 150 bn in economic value generated in a responsible and just value chain 35% increase in battery demand Transforming the economy in the value chain creates new jobs and economic value 600 madditional people with access to electricity, reducing the gap of people without electricity by 70% Ensuring safe working conditions, fostering anti-corruption practice and eliminating child/forced labor Safeguarding human rights and economic development is in line with the UN SDGs1 30% emission reduction in the transport and power sector 50% emission reduction in the battery value chain Establishing a circular battery value chain is a major driver for achieving the Paris Agreement 1 Sustainable Development Goals Impact of a sustainable value chain in 2030 – unattainable with business as usual
  7. 7. 9 The Demonstration product will focus on selected ESG principles FOR DISCUSSION Focus principles for demonstration product & Battery Passport 1.0 Energy management & GHG emissions Environ- mental Social Battery ID Human rights & child labor Business ethics Govern- ance Lifecycle information GHG footprint management Ensuring transparency of greenhouse gas emissions, benchmarking between stakeholders and the progressive reduction Battery ID Battery traceability and identity with a focus on the cell and pack level: disclose limited battery data such as battery chemistry, recycled content and sourcing Human rights & child labor / anti-corruption Location, time, raw materials source or chain of custody, providing evidence on compliance with human rights & child labor as well as anti-corruption principles
  8. 8. Global Battery Alliance Estimate of GHG in key segments of battery production life cycle EV Battery Mfgr Collector Processing & Smelting TransporterMine 10 38% 45%17%
  9. 9. 11 Overarching value proposition of the Battery Passport The Battery Passport combines 3 main characteristics and provides an overarching value proposition Emission footprint disclosure Disclosure of GHG footprint and general environmental impact The Battery Passport Data verifiability Verifying authenticity of information and securing transactions along the battery value chain Data transparency Providing next-level data transparency and business confidence for all interactions along the value chain Data traceability Measuring and tracking data concerning economic, social, and environmental dimensions Characteristics Value proposition Provenance of materials Verification of material provenance Measurable sustainability Proof of general compliance with sustainability requirements Circularity Extension of battery life together with an increase in residual value and reduction in cost Social impact Proof of compliance with human rights and anti- corruption policies Basis for a global battery label (“quality seal”) – demonstrating sustainability and responsibility norms and principles along the value chain SOURCE: Global Battery Alliance
  10. 10. 12 Working definition and aspirational outcomes of the Battery Passport FOR DISCUSSION The Battery Passport Working definition: What is the Battery Passport? • The Battery Passport is a digital representation of a battery conveying information about all applicable ESG+ requirements (environmental, social, governance and battery identity) based on a comprehensive definition of a "sustainable" battery • For efficiency and compliance reasons this definition of requirements will be based on already existing relevant standards, laws and regulations • Each Battery Passport will be a digital twin of its physical battery enabled by a digital platform (Battery Passport platform) Aspirational outcomes • Full traceability, verifiability (i.e. assurance) and transparency of relevant information for a chain of custody across the battery lifecycle • The generation of a “quality seal” for all batteries that meet the requirements set forth in the definition at the point of sale to the automotive manufacturer and customer • Access to protected data for relevant stakeholders to create economic value while advancing resource efficiency, life extension, second use and recycling of batteries (e.g. provide chemistry data for recyclers) The Battery Passport will be a digital representation proving sustainability as a "quality seal" to customers
  11. 11. Presentation by Carolina Urrutia, Minister of the Environment, City of Bogotá