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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Toxic pollution in the Developing World

On the 19th of October, CTA attended the conference on “Toxic pollution in the Developing World” at Aidco Infopoint, European Commission. The presentation was given by the founder of Blacksmith Institute, an entity taking action to eradicate toxic pollution in the developing world. The above mentioned institute is currently undertaking an inventory project on the worst toxic hotspots around the world, supported by the European Commission, and aims further at creating a “Health and Pollution Fund” ($500 million), composed of contributions from governments and multi-lateral donors, to fight legacy pollution in developing countries.