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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Syrian Arab Republic - Use of Solar Energy for Pumping Irrigation Water in Abed Village
Sharplaninec, Macedonian shepherd dog
Mauritius- 20 years of GEF Small Grants Programme

Our stories

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Conserving Big Cats: Communities protecting the ma...

World Wildife Day was first observed in 2014, as a way to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of life in our planet and bring awareness to the ... read more
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SGP spotlights community experiences in chemicals ...

On 25 April, 2017, on the occasion of the 8th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions and the 13th COP of the Basel Convention, ... read more