Environment – LDCs in multilateral agreements and the GEF

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Certain multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) take into account the special needs of LDCs or give them priority in the allocation of resources.  In most cases LDCs are considered along with other categories of countries, in particular SIDS:

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established in 1992 to help tackle global environmental problems. It administers several funds, helping developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet the objectives of the international environmental conventions and agreements.  The only LDC-specific fund managed by the GEF is the LDC Fund (climate change). There are higher floors for LDCs in the allocation of the GEF Trust Fund and the GEF manages a programme for LDC and SIDS on sound management of chemicals and waste.