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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Sgp voices

Botswana - Establishing Baseline Levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants
Panama - Las Macanas GEMA
Ukraine: "Renewable solar energy usage for better livelihood" (Ukrainian)

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SGP participation at the Oceans Conference...

  EI/SGP Publication - Making Waves:Together with the Equator Initiative, SGP will launch the joint publication "Making Waves" that features powerful ... read more
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Eritrea kicks off low carbon solar systems for rur...

Since Eritrea enjoys sunny weather most of the year, solar energy is a good alternative for lighting rural households. This inspired the Qnafna development ... read more