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It currently consists of approximately 390 newspapers in 145 countries, with a total circulation of nearly 50 million copies, making it the world's largest commentary focused syndicate.
It relies primarily on contributions from its members in developed countries, who make up approximately 60% of its membership base, and has received grants from the Open Society Foundation, The Politiken Foundation in Denmark, Die Zeit Ebelin, and Gerd Bucerius Foundation, which together allow it to offer its services free to newspapers in developing countries where journalistic resources may not be readily available.
THIS ARTICLE BY UNEP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACHIM STEINER AND JOSHUA S. REICHERT, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE PEW ENVIRONMENT GROUP, WAS FIRST PUBLISHED BY PROJECT SYNDICATE. FOR PERMISSION TO REPRINT, PLEASE CONTACT DISTRIBUTION@PROJECT-SYNDICATE.ORG.
Jun 17, 2011; Nairobi -- The following information was released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Many people know that...