Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

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Ethiopia - Climate Change
Dominica - Organic Farming Practices to Enhancing Honey Production
Sustainable harvesting of cagaita - Cerratinga

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Recognizing ICCAs at CBD COP 13...

Cancun, Mexico; 7 December 2016 - At the 13th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13), SGP organized a side ... read more
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Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ key role as envi...

Today the world celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples to highlight the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make ... read more