A growing world economy is contributing to an increase in demand for copper and cobalt, speakers participating in Afriforesight’s ‘Cobalt and Copper: African Opportunities’ webinar, held on July 10, noted during a discussion on demand and supply implications, as well as the price forecasts, for the minerals. Afriforesight chief sustainability engineer Kirthi Ramdhanee explained that copper demand was increasing owing to the metal’s use in electrification, battery technology, renewable energy and water infrastructure applications.