On March 4, 2024, the Province’s Department of Natural Resources and Renewables released their Critical Minerals Strategy. This Strategy includes a list of 16 minerals found in Nova Scotia which will “help with climate change goals, are in global demand and present strategic opportunities for the Province.” 

The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss demand both immediate and thoughtful action. We must urgently transition away from fossil fuels – the main driver of climate change – but we must do so in a manner that avoids perpetuating the harms caused by current energy production practices.