Tuesday, 25 April 2017
The proliferation of harmful chemicals is a growing concern for human health and well-being and the global environment.During its 6th replenishment period (July 2014 to June 2018; GEF-6), GEF continues to play a catalytic role in leveraging budgetary resources to support elimination and reduction of harmful chemicals and waste.The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) is the special window of the GEF providing financial and technical support to communities and civil society organizations for addressing global environmental challenges, while also promoting poverty reduction and sustainable development. In the chemicals and waste focal area, SGP focuses its support to communities at the forefront of chemical threats either as users or consumers, including women and indigenous peoples.As of April 2017, SGP has supported 565 projects with an investment of more than $16 million in GEF grant funding, leveraging more than $18 million in co-financing from multiple sources. SGP’s chemicals and waste portfolio has focused on: solid waste management to avoid open burning of waste; pesticide management in agriculture and organic farming; • reduction of chemicals usage and contamination (such as PCB) in small-scale businesses; capacity development, awareness raising and knowledge sharing.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
The ICCA toolkit was intitally published in English in 2013. It is now available in French and Spanish.
The purpose of the toolkit is to complement ongoing efforts to build capacity of ICCAs as they gain greater recognition on a global scale.This toolkit highlights the diverse approaches that communities use to manage their own areas and combines the manifold of conservation tools developed for community-based organizations who live in particular habitats and/or are facing specific threats (linked to climate change or extractive industries) as well as those developed for protected area managers, practitioners and government agencies.
Friday, 17 March 2017
The ICCA toolkit was intitally published in English in 2013. It is also available in Spanish and French.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
The EU-NGOs project "Strengethening Environmental Governance by Bulding the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)" is a global project funded by the European Union (EU), implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and delivered and co-financed by the Global Environment Facilty (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP). This publication:
1. Outlines the conceptual basis of the EU-NGOs Project and its community-led approach to strengthening environmental governance by increasing civil society participation in related processes;2. Presents a selection of eight EU-NGOs country case studies (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine and Ukraine) setting the local context based on which supported initiatives were developed, describing project activities and objectives, as well as reporting on key achievements, impacts and lessons learned from these on-the-ground initiatives; and3. Highlights some key overall impacts and lessons learned from on-the-ground implementation of community-led projects related to environmental governance in EU-neighboring countries.
The EU-NGOs project has produced considerable results with positive effects beyond the supported NGOs, as a large number of CSOs and NGOs have been reached through such tools as a training-of-trainers approach, partnerships, and dedicated networks. The case studies provided in this report aim to share valuable insights to such approaches that can be used as a basis for replication in similar initiatives around the world.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
This is a publication developed by the UNDP-GEF to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the GEF. SGP work is featured in the following 4 stories:
• We are a large ocean state, ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SEYCHELLES• The power of peat, RESTORING ECOSYSTEM HEALTH TO PEATLANDS IN BELARUS• Ridge-to-reef living landscapes A MODEL FOR COMMUNITY-BASED CONSERVATION IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA• Threads of Life WOMEN RESTORING WILD COTTON SPECIES AND INDIGENOUS PRACTICES IN PERU
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Developed for local and national-lelvel practititioners interested in community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change, this guide presents the lessons and practices from the gloal pilot project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) under the Strategic Priority on Adaptation (SPA) window and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) mechanism.
The guide resembles a 'cookbook' for conducting the CBA processes in project development and implementation. To illustrate the processes and priniciples, the guide provides practical examples of how CBA can be accomplished in real project situations by drawing on the field experiences of the SPA CBA project, which was implemented in 10 countries in varying geographic areas with communities of different cultural backgrounds and norms.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
El manual proporciona descripciones de fondo de las bases de datos y la información que almacenan. Se pretende orientar a los usuarios en los procesos de decidir sobre participación, proporcionar información, elección de base de datos para el envío de información (Registro TICCA, WDPA o ambos) y ser conscientes de qué esperar posteriormente (ver el Recuadro 1.1).
El manual incluye:
El primer paso para los usuarios de este manual es para determinar si desea proporcionar información a la WDPA, Registro TICCA o ambos. Esto debe determinarse mediante un proceso de consentimiento libre, previo e informado (CLPI). Este proceso debe ser un ejercicio a través del cual la comunidad o pueblo indígena decide auto identificar su área o territorio como un TICCA, y a través de procesos internos acuerda enviar información a una o más de las bases de datos. La información proporcionada en este manual debe ser usada para informar este proceso de consentimiento libre, previo e informado.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
The ICCA Data Manual has been released to support communities, indigenous peoples and those who work with them to register their ICCAs. The manual describes things to consider before registering, how to register, and what to expect afterwards.
It is available in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish.