Dirty work afoot

May 1992
New Scientist;5/9/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1820, p3
Comments on the poor approach that the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is taking toward development projects around the world. The purpose of the GEF; How the money might be better spent; The Earth Summit's approach to cleanup strategies.


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