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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1994
- GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY
Organizers of a December meeting of 70 countries in Cartagena,
Columbia, expected this to be the last round of talks needed to
reorganize the GEF, which is intended to finance activities in
developing countries on climate change and other international
agreements. However, a serious roadblock, with developed and
developing countries at odds, emerged over the structure of the
governing council. (See New Scientist, p. 7, Dec. 25; Global
Environ. Change Rep., p. 3, Dec. 23; Intl. Environ. Rptr.,
pp. 923-924, Dec. 15). At a previous meeting in Paris, donor
countries did agree on a target of $2 billion in new funds (ibid.,
pp. 840-841, Nov. 17).
A recent article in the U.N. publication Our Planet
(Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 4-7, 1993) examines the reorganization of the
GEF in the light of its first three years.
Recent reports from the GEF are listed in this issue.
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