Local Environmental Problems vs. International Funding Preferences

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Dr. Clavery Tungaraza, Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania)

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Event Details

Talk Summary:

Artisanal mercury mines in Tanzania use mercury for gold recovery, putting more than a million workers and their families at risk. This also likely contaminates fish across a wide area. However, the extent of contamination and risk is poorly characterized. In this talk, Dr. Tungaraza will discuss how pollution remains a major environmental problem in many countries, but international financing preferences have already shifted to another problem, climate change.

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