Artisanal fishing with ghost nets has long been practiced along Guinea Bissau’s Cacheu River
Artisanal fishing with ghost nets (abandoned or discarded fish nets) has long been practiced along Guinea Bissau's Cacheu River. Rich in large and diverse fish stocks, the river, which crosses the National Mangrove Park of Cacheu (PNTC), is attracting local residents and fishermen from Senegal alike. As no…read more
A four-project cluster initiative set to encourage communities to transition from firewood to solar energy powered water heaters.
Deforestation is a serious issue in Jordan where only 1% of land enjoys forest cover. In support of Jordan's National Strategy for Renewable Energy, SGP supported a four-project cluster initiative called called "Local Community Initiative towards Renewable Energy" to encourage communities to…read more
Visiting a Peruvian Farming and Crafts Fair, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark...
Lima, Peru, December 9, 2014. Visiting a Peruvian Farming and Crafts Fair, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Global Environment Facility Head of External Affairs William Ehlers saw how grantee partners from the GEF Small Grants Programme managed to create sustainable livelihoods from local resources.…read more
Mountain ecosystems have been the first affected by climate change and will experience the most severe changes over time.
Lima, December 4, 2014. The UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme joined the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), ANDES (Peru), and the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) today to share its…read more
"We need to strengthen, empower, and inspire youth to take action on climate change",
Lima, December 4, 2014. A number of youth-oriented organizations convened today at a COP20 side event to discuss how awareness, education and active participation of citizens from an early age can help pave the way towards climate resilience. The goal of the discussion, which…read more
At a ceremony during the High Level Segment (HLS) of the CBD COP12
The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Government recently announced a new partnership to create a new global support initiative for territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs) at the High Level Segment (HLS)…read more
|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.|