A multi-billion-dollar nickel industrial complex in North Maluku, Indonesia, and its associated nickel mining operations are violating the rights of local communities, causing deforestation, pollution, and emitting greenhouse gases, according to a report by Climate Rights International. The report details how companies, with the involvement of Indonesian authorities, have engaged in land grabbing and intimidation of Indigenous Peoples. Despite being used in renewable energy technologies, the nickel industry’s practices are environmentally harmful, including the use of captive coal plants. The report calls for government regulation and corporate responsibility, especially by companies like Tesla, Ford, and Volkswagen sourcing nickel from Indonesia. They have also made a video.
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