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The Global Environment Facility and Latin American Countries

  • Cristian LorenzoEmail author
  • Joel H. González
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Part of the The Latin American Studies Book Series book series (LASBS)

Abstract

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is the current financial mechanism for several conventions on the environment. This chapter explores the ongoing relationships between this multilateral organism and Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries. We argue that LAC countries within the GEF have a peripheral role, based on the dominant position of interests of industrialised countries. We explored the following aspects: the inception of the GEF at the end of the 1980s and the early 1990s, the dynamic and the underlying elements of the current governance, the priority allocation of the budget, and the underpinning of the environmental discourse. This chapter will provide insights into the comprehension of environmental funding in LAC countries in times of global change.

Keywords

Environmental governance World bank Environmental finance Global change 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Instituto de Ciencias Polares, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Tierra del FuegoUshuaia, Tierra del FuegoArgentina
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Nacional de RosarioRosario, Santa FeArgentina

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