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A New Green Order - 1/E

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A New Green Order - 1/E

 

 

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a publicly funded, multi-billion dollar experiment in global resource management. It was set up IN 1991 under the auspices of the World Bank to fund international conventions on climate change and biodiversity. Investigating the workings of this unique and little known aid fund, Zoe Young takes a critical look at the conflicts involved, how its agenda relates to questions of globalisation, knowledge and accountability in the United States and the World Bank. / Zoe Young explains why the GEF was formed by Western governments to deflect protest against the environmental impacts of the World Bank and the IMF in the 1980s while controlling the scope of the new treaties. She examines how, although it was intended to promote reform and cooperation for global conservation, the GEF cannot challenge damaging economic policies or powerful interest groups. Instead it has helped to put prices on nature and open up Southern resources and markets to global experts and investors. As our landscapes, fertility, cultures and ecosystems are being destroyed every day, Zoe Young gives a disturbing account of the complex issues that must be addressed before the worlds environment can be managed more democratically -- and effectively.

Contents

CHAPTER 1 - GREENING THE NEW WORLD ORDER

The Future Of The Earth... In Our Hands

The GEF in Practice

The GEF in Context

 

CHAPTER 2 - GLOBAL ENCLOSURES AND THEIR DISCONTENTS Globalisation and its Institutions

Aid and Development, Enclosing the Commons?

Environmental Movements

Multilateral Environment Agreements


CHAPTER 3 - CREATION OF A GLOBAL GREEN FUND

A Global Environment Fund is Conceived

The Institutional Arrangement Created Overview of GEFs Spending in the Pilot Phase

GEF Climate Project: Spreading Solar Energy in Zimbabwe

Unced and After

Interests in the GEF After Rio


CHAPTER 4 - GETTING THE NEW FACILITY IN ORDER

Review and Restructuring

The New Governance Structure

The New Operational Structure

The New Issues Emerging


CHAPTER 5 - PUTTING PLANS INTO PRACTICE

Raising the Money

Sources of GEFable projects

Allocating the Money

Distributing the Money

Devolving Finance

 

CHAPTER 6 - COMPETITION, CO-OPERATION AND DISTORTED FEEDBACK

Inside GEF

Relations in the GEF Family

Participation and Feedback

Democracy, Science and Knowledge

 

CHAPTER 7 - CAN ANYONE SAVE THE WORLD?

Revisiting assessments

Saving Worlds - Within Limits

Possible alternatives to spending on a GEF

References

Index.

 

Author: Zeo Young

ISBN: 0745315488

Pages: 292

Price: Rs. 1529/-

Author Zeo Young
Publisher Ane
Page count 292

Categories: Environmental Science

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