Challenging China's critical mineral dominance


February 15, 2023, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
Virtual Event
Cecilia Malmström (PIIE), Cullen S. Hendrix (PIIE) and Pär Weihed (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)

Event Summary

Critical minerals—like lithium, nickel, copper, and cobalt—used in electric vehicles, wind turbines, and other renewable energy technologies will face surging demand in the coming decades as governments transition to greener economies. But China’s oversized influence in mineral supply chains has left them vulnerable to disruption. Discussants will consider how to make critical mineral supply chains more resilient and evaluate the need for a new raw material alliance.

Joining this episode of Trade Winds are:


Cecilia Malmström
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


Cullen Hendrix,
Senior Fellow, PIIE

Pär Weihed
Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor in Ore Geology, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.