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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1992

REPORTS...
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

The following were prepared by the Global Environmental Facility, the interim funding mechanism for the conventions on climate change and biodiversity, and are available from GEF Administrator, c/o World Bank, 1818 H St. NW, Washington DC 20433.


Item #d92dec108

The Pilot Phase and Beyond (Working Paper Ser. No. I), 52 pp., May 1992.

Part I covers the principles, governance and funding for GEF. Part II deals with the three-year Pilot Phase, which will provide grants for investment projects, technical assistance and research. The focus will be technology transfer and ways to help developing countries protect the global environment. Gives criteria and priorities for selecting projects, contributions pledged, list of projects.


Item #d92dec109

A Selection of Projects from the First Three Tranches (Working Paper Ser. No. II), 19 pp., June 1992.

More than 70 projects have been reviewed and are now in the GEF work program. They amount to $584 million, of a total core fund of $860 million. Highlighted are projects in Columbia, Bhutan, Poland, Zimbabwe, the Danube, and China.


Item #d92dec110

Economic Costs of Carbon Dioxide Reduction Strategies (Working Paper Ser. No. III), 59 pp., Sep. 1992.

Examines the economic aspects of global warming and greenhouse gas emissions, particularly CO2; identifies possible economic policy options for their reduction; analyzes the interrelation of policies and technologies that may affect abatement costs; relates these to the constraints affecting developing countries.

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