Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Western aid to developing countries has fallen to a 20-year low according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (oecd). In its annual report, the oecd warns that stagnant budgets could trigger a "vicious circle" of inadequate aid for development. There might be a drain on resources for the developing world, as now and then new humanitarian aid agencies mushroom, as had happened in war-torn Rwanda.
The oecd committee points out that the net flow of official development assistance to the developing countries fell to us $55.96 billion in 1993 from us $60.85 billion the previous year, caused by a decline in funds from 17 of its 21 members.