A New Green Order? : The World Bank and the Politics of the Global Environment Facility

Zoe Young

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a publicly funded, multi-billion dollar experiment in global resource management. It was set up in 1991 by the World Bank to fund international conventions on climate change and biodiversity. Investigating the workings of this little known aid fund, Zoe Young takes a critical look at the conflicts involved, focusing on how the GEFs agenda relates to questions of globalisation, knowledge and accountability in the United States and the World Bank.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.