Date: October 6, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Language: This event was held in English
View the recorded event here.

The transition to a low carbon future will require vastly expanded use of large batteries for electric vehicles of all sizes, as well as household, commercial and industrial energy storage. Global battery demand is expected to grow by 25% annually through 2030. This transformation will require unprecedented levels of investment, collaboration and innovation across both private and public sectors to support the development of safe and responsible battery value chains.

The session aimed to raise the profile and build shared understanding of the key opportunities and challenges associated with developing and implementing a circular economy for EV batteries in North America.

Beyond its contribution to a deeper and wider awareness of the issues, the session focussed on specific actions that can and should be undertaken throughout the value chain and across different actors. It sought to identify next steps that can be taken to accelerate the transition to a fully circular vision for EV in North America.


View the recorded event here.


Session Notes:

  1. Who Should Attend: This is a public event was targeted towards professionals involved in supplying minerals for EV batteries, those designing and manufacturing EV batteries, individuals involved in managing supply chains that deal with recycling and reusing batteries, as well as government officials who are responsible for creating the policy and regulatory conditions that can enable a more circular economy approach to developing an EV economy within North America.
  2. If you require any adaptive measures in order to attend this event, please send an email to so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

This event was a Side Event of the World Circular Economy Forum 2021 (