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Item #d96oct80

Environment Matters at the World Bank—Annual Review, C. Fleming, Ed., 52 pp., Fall 1996 (World Bank).

Summarizes the World Bank's environmental work for Fiscal Year 1996 (July 1995 through June 1996). Reviews (pp. 34-35) World Bank and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) activities related stratospheric ozone depletion and climate change. Examples of projects are: support of an initiative to help the Russian Federation phase out ODS (ozone depleting substances); studying market-based instruments to support ODS phase out; GEF financing of renewable energy projects; integrating climate change concerns into national policy making and investment planning in Ukraine, Mexico, Argentina and elsewhere.

Item #d96oct81

Environment Matters at the World Bank—World Bank Environmental Projects, July 1986-June 1996, 68 pp., Fall 1996 (World Bank).

Projects for FY96 are listed by continent or region, then by country within each region. For each, the title, cost, implementing agency, and task manager are given.

Item #d96oct82

The Project Cycle of the Global Environmental Facility, 18 pp., Mar. 1996 (GEF).

Describes procedures that will be followed throughout a project's cycle for GEF-financed activities, and addresses roles and responsibilities for recipient governments, implementing agencies and others. Explains the levels of funding for different levels of a project.

Item #d96oct83

Operational Strategy of the GEF [Global Environment Facility], 71 pp., Feb. 1996 (GEF).

Provides a road map to help ensure GEF resources will be used cost effectively to maximize global environmental benefits for projects in these operational areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, ozone layer depletion, and land degradation. Also details how the GEF relates to the Climate Change Convention and the Biodiversity Convention, and notes that its policies on ozone depletion will be consistent with the Montreal Protocol.

Item #d96oct84

Global Environmental Facility Quarterly Operational Report, 130 pp., Apr. 1996 (GEF).

Gives a comprehensive review of, and a status report on the GEF work program throughout the world in its four operational areas. (See previous entry.)

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