• Reducing pollution in the Karataska lagoon, Honduras

    Every June 5th since 1974, the global community has observed World Environment Day to bring worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. This year the theme for WED is “Beat Plastic Pollution.” Plastic has many valuable uses; however, we have become…

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  • Rural Women Leading on Climate Resilience

    The 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nation Headquarters in New York, March 12th to 23rd. The priority theme of the 62nd Commission is the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality, and the empowerment of rural women and…

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  • Knowledge Fair in Camagüey Botanical Gardens, Cuba

    The Small Grants Programme has been executing projects in Cuba since 2005, and to date SGP Cuba has developed and executed 134 projects at the national level, focusing on local communities. SGP’s main objective is to transfer best practices to communities and to increase capacity…

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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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Mongolia - Prevention of Plastic Burning and Wood Saving
Rwanda - United Nations Development Program
Kenya: Environmental Mazingira Challenge 2014

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LOCAL TO GLOBAL COALITIONS ON CHEMICALS, WASTE AND...

At the first Conference of Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, launched a “Local to Global ... read more
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Strengthening resilience of the Thongrong communit...

The Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative Programme (COMDEKS) was launched in 2011 as the flagship of the Satoyama ... read more