(photo credit: ©2007, IISD).
In his visionary speech that was laced with sadness, Jim Puckett, the Guru of toxics waste issues hammered the frozen conscience of the delegates at the plenary of the COP 9 in Bali and expressed his grave disappointment at the callousness of the Basel Parties such as Japan and India in the face of an imminent "global environmental collapse."
United Nations Waste Treaty Postpones Long Awaited Toxic Waste Dumping Ban
27 June 2008 (Bali, Indonesia.) – The week-long 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention ended today with little progress in breaking the deadlock that is preventing a global toxic waste dumping ban from entering the force of international law. An effort promoted by Japan, Canada, New Zealand and India to require the amendment to gather 128 ratifications, instead of 62 of those that agreed to it in 1995, met a vigorous rej…