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Ecuador- Informative bulletin May 2015 12 July 2016
SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its own online informative bulletin. May 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more
Ecuador- Special edition of informative bulletin May 2015 12 July 2016
SGP Ecuador prepares publishes its own online informative bulletin. You can access here this special edition of 22 May 2015, International Day of Biodiversity. ...read more
Second Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change Launched Today! 20 May 2016
(Bonn, Germany, 20 May 2016) – Starting today, young people are invited to tell the world how they are shaping a more sustainable future by entering the second annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The competition, which is being run by Television for the Environment (tve) and is part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Action for Climate Empowerment and ...read more
SGP launches the Global Indigenous Fellowship Initiative at the 15th Session of the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 18 May 2016
The 15th session of the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) brought Member States and over 1,000 indigenous peoples' representatives together around the theme, 'Indigenous peoples: conflict, peace and resolution.'  Held at the UN headquarters from 9-20 May 2016, the UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, opened the session by announcing the launch of a plan to realize the ...read more
SGP shares the experience of communities working on international waters at the GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC-8) 16 May 2016
The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) participated at the GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC-8) that took place from 9-13 May 2016 in Negombo, Sri Lanka and focused on “Scaling Up Investments from Source to Sea in the Context of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The main objectives of the conference are to facilitate cross-sectoral and portfolio-wide learning ...read more
Mauritian endangered bird finds new home 12 May 2016
In 1995, only 9 echo parakeets, a type of parrot found in Mauritius, were left in the world, and considered critically endangered. Today, the species is on the way to recovery. 29 birds have now been released into the wild at la Vallée de Ferney nature reserve on the east coast of the island nation, as part of the country’s efforts to ensure the sustainable management and restoration of its ...read more
"Walls of mangroves" to protect the Haitian coasts 12 May 2016
The Acul Bay combines coastline with a fertile farmland. Mangrove absence in the coastline negatively used to effect farmland as strong winds and salt spray from the sea resulted in lower yields and even destruction of the harvest. In addition high tides had caused land degradation. For that reason Asosyasyon Pou Devlopman Bò De Mè Kannyèt (ADK) with the financial support of SGP Haiti and ...read more
BIO labeled Haitian coffee 11 May 2016
Volatile international coffee prices had had their impact in Haiti. Farmers had turned towards coal production. This led to accelerated land degradation. Stabilized coffee prize in recent years have draw farmers interest in the sector again.A 2010 research conducted by AFDI / CAFSA in collaboration with COOPACVOD showed a significant need for renewal and maintenance of aging coffee plants, as ...read more
SGP joins up adaptation practitioners at the 10th Community Based Adaptation Conference 29 April 2016
Last week, the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) participated at the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 21-28 April 2016. The focus of the conference was “enhancing urban community resilience” and counted with the presence of over 250 adaptation practitioners from around the world. During this ...read more
The GEF Small Grants Programme supports Community-based Environmental Protection in China 11 April 2016
 China news  coverage of "SGP China 2015 workshop on Experience sharing among NGOs and 2013-2015 projects Wrap-up meeting"    From China News, 25 August 2015reporter PAN, Xulin Reported from the ‘Workshop on Experiences Sharing among Environment NGOs and 2013-2015 Projects Wrap-up Meeting for GEF SGP China’ which was held on August 25th in Shangri-la, ...read more