In May 1993, the Danish Parliament unanimously
approved the ratification of the Convention and the country is
presently elaborating a national biodiversity conservation
strategy. As part of its follow-up to UNCED, Denmark will gradually
increase its ODA funding by 50% (from 1 to 1.5% of GNP) until the
year 2002 and hopes this initiative will inspire other developed
nations in the same direction. Funds will be devoted to both
bilateral and multilateral projects, including the GEF.