For mineral-rich Philippines, green metals rush is a balancing act

DIDIPIO, Philippines: As the Philippines works to ramp up mining to meet global demand for metals crucial to the green energy transition, environmental groups are demanding strict limits to protect nature and Indigenous lands.
The Philippines has the world’s fourth-largest copper reserves, fifth-biggest nickel deposits and is also rich in cobalt — all of which have important uses in clean energy technologies, from lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) to solar panels.

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