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GEF SGP China support on ICCA recognized on "China Weekly" 11 January 2018
China mainstream media "China Weekly", dedicated the cover page of its December 2017 issue to GEF SGP China work to support ICCA. In addition this issue dedicated a special article highligting 5 case studies of the support SGP China provided to 5 ICCA communities in Qunan province, Laozhai village of Guizhou province, Mt. Laojunshan the core area of World Natural Heritage Site ‘The ...read more
 
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SGP Barbados Green Reporter, issue December 2017 08 January 2018
        SGP Barbados prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin "Green reporter". December 2017 issue of "Green Reporter" can be accessed ...read more
 
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SGP launches publication at the Global South-South Development Expo 01 December 2017
The Global South-South Development Expo was hosted by the Republic of Turkey in Antalya, Turkey from November 27th to November 30th. The theme of the expo was “South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation: Road to the 40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40),” with the aim to discover and develop solutions to ...read more
 
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SGP launches partnership with SOS Sahel 21 November 2017
The Twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in this in Bonn, Germany and it will be fundamental in advancing progress towards the change in climate and associate effects. To help make progress in the countries in the Sahel, a region that covers nearly half of the African continent and is home to 300 million ...read more
 
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More Corals, More Fish 07 November 2017
Fragments of Hope, an NGO and GEF-Small Grants Programme grantee partner from Belize, is among the recipients of the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards. Momentum for Change Awards is given by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in recognition of innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social, and environmental challenges. On October 12, ...read more
 
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AGRICULTORES Y AGRICULTORAS COSTARRICENSES BUSCAN PROMOVER SUS DERECHOS Y CONTRIBUIR A LA CONSERVACIÓN 24 October 2017
San José, Costa Rica, 11 de octubre 2016 Mesa de Trabajo en el Taller sobre los Derechos de los Agricultores y las Agricultoras en Costa Rica- Agricultores y agricultoras nacionales, tomadores de decisiones y otros actores relevantes, intercambiaron experiencias e ideas, con el propósito de implementar un plan de trabajo que promueva sus derechos, y contribuya a la conservación, uso ...read more
 
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Protecting snow leopards and the ecosystems they depend on 23 October 2017
Happy International Snow Leopard Day! The snow leopard (Panthera unicia) is an elusive, majestic animal that lives in the vast landscapes, mainly in the high mountain peaks of Asia and Central Asia. Its habitat stretches between the Himalayas and Russia’s distant Altai mountains, covering over more than 1.8 km2 across 12 countries. As with many big predators, the snow leopard is threatened, ...read more
 
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Eritrea kicks off low carbon solar systems for rural homes in Qnafna 17 October 2017
Since Eritrea enjoys sunny weather most of the year, solar energy is a good alternative for lighting rural households. This inspired the Qnafna development committee to partner with UNDP- GEF Small Grants Programme, the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the local administration in providing solar photovoltaic panels to communities. One of the elders, Keshi Tsegay Gezehey said “I feel so happy ...read more
 
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LOCAL TO GLOBAL COALITIONS ON CHEMICALS, WASTE AND MERCURY MANAGEMENT 02 October 2017
At the first Conference of Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, launched a “Local to Global Coalitions on Chemicals, Waste and Mercury Management.” The launching event included a ceremony and technical session.  The ceremony included remarks from Xiaofang Zhou, Director of Montreal Protocol Unit at the United Nations ...read more
 
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SGP experience on South-South and Triangular Cooperation featured at event the UN General Assembly 26 September 2017
On Sep 25, 2017, during the last day of the UN General Assembly and as part of the second annual Global Goals week, UNDP, the Republic of Uganda and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation organized the high-level side event 'South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'. At the event, the work of SGP on South-South collaboration was ...read more