At the initial meeting of the Green Climate Fund August 23, representatives of indigenous people and nongovernmental organizations pushed for greater representation in the fund. The board will hear from six countries that are seeking to host the fund at the meeting and will discuss making the fund operational. The next board meeting is scheduled for October in South Korea. The fund was established under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change at the U.N. Conference of Parties in South Africa last December to raise $100 billion a year by 220 to help developing countries limit or reduce the emissions and help them adapt to climate change impacts.