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— Upcoming Events —
Thursday, July 16, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
Since ride-hailing platforms burst onto the scene a decade ago, they have revolutionized the way people move around the urban environment. Their sudden rise in ridership has meant existing transportation systems and local governments have had to work rapidly to try and keep pace with and adapt to the burgeoning industry and changes in rider behavior. Panelists will look at the current and potential sustainability of ride-hailing, including questions surrounding sector emissions and the utilization of electric vehicles, systemic fit with public transportation, and labor and economic equity.
Thursday, July 23
9:00 – 10:00 am PDT
Building a low-carbon economy will rely on a transition from gasoline-powered automobiles to electric vehicles, which will require a significant increase in production of component minerals. Extracting and refining these minerals, like cobalt and lithium, can often entail challenges related to governance, human rights, and environmental quality in host countries. To help launch a forthcoming CLEE and Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) report on this topic, panelists will discuss mechanisms to address these concerns and build a more sustainable supply chain for this key emission reduction technology.