The Global Environment Facility

The First Ten Years – Growing Pains or Inherent Flaws?
a report by environmental defence and halifax initiative - August 2002

Robin Round, Halifax Initiative continued
Her most recent publication on the GEF was Financing the Persistent Organic Pollutants Convention – An Options Paper produced for World Wildlife Fund in 2000.

Zoe Young, Conscious Cinema and Hull University
Zoe Young's research on the GEF was funded by the UK's Economic and Social Research. Council through the Department of Geography, University of Hull. Following several academic papers, her book 'A New Green Order? The World Bank and the Politics of the Global Environment Facility' has been published by Pluto Press. She retains links with the University of Hull, but now works mostly with Conscious Cinema Productions in London, with whom she produced a documentary on the GEF ('Suits and Savages - Why the World Bank Won't Save the World', September 2000).

Contents

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. History, Governance, Operations and Results
Restructuring the GEF – 1994
Governance and Operational Arrangements
Results