Global Publications

Compact - Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of Globally Significant Protected Areas

Since the year 2000, the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation (COMPACT) initiative of the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) and United Nations Foundation (UNF) has been working with communities near eight current/proposed World Heritage Sites in Africa, Asia, Meso-America and the Caribbean. Through extensive on-the-ground experience, and a participatory methodology that integrates a scientific approach, COMPACT is demonstrating that community-based initiatives can significantly increase the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in globally significant protected areas while helping to improve local livelihoods.

Area of work: Biodiversity  

Filesize: 7.5 MB
Community-Based Adaptation

Area of work: Community Based Adaptation  

Filesize: 1.76 MB
CWI UNDP Community Water Initiative

Area of work: International Waters  

Filesize: 729.89 kB
SGP Community Action Global Impact

 

Filesize: 2.34 MB
The GEF and Civil Society Organizations: A Strategic Partnership

 

Filesize: 7.85 MB
Experiences from SGP: Protecting International Waters through climate change resilient and community-based actions

This publication highlights the work of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) in the international waters focal area that not only generates global environmental benefi ts through community-based management approach to international waters issues, while assisting communities to increase their
resilience and adapt to climate change.

Country: Cambodia, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mongolia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Thailand; Area of work: International Waters  

Filesize: 3.8 MB
Community Action to Conserve Biodiversity

In this report, launched in March 2006 at the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 8) in Brazil, the SGP and the Equator Initiative collaboratively present thirty case studies from their portfolio to document and draw preliminary lessons from the successes of community-based biodiversity enterprises. While these cases are selected from across Latin America and the Caribbean and initially emerged from an international workshop in Merida, Mexico, they offer valuable lessons for a global agenda.

Country: Macedonia; Area of work: Biodiversity  

Filesize: 5.3 MB
Responding to Climate Change

 

Filesize: 1.51 MB
Hands-on Action for Sustainable Development 1192-2002

 

Filesize: 13.79 MB