Trading Ghost Nets for Sustainable Fishing Gear, Guinea Bissau

Trading Ghost Nets for Sustainable Fishing Gear, G…

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…

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Curbing Emissions through Solar Water Heaters, Jordan

Curbing Emissions through Solar Water Heaters, Jor…

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…

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Community-based Farming Organizations Showcase Their Products at COP20 Fair

Community-based Farming Organizations Showcase The…

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.…

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At the COP20: Supporting Mountain Communities and their Ecosystems in Adaptation to Climate Change

At the COP20: Supporting Mountain Communities and …

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…

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At the COP20: Inspiring Youth to Take Action for Climate Resilience

At the COP20: Inspiring Youth to Take Action for C…

"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…

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GEF, UNDP and the German Government Create New Global Support Initiative for ICCAs

GEF, UNDP and the German Government Create New Glo…

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)…

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Let’ s Go Wild for Wildlife! SGP welcomes the fi...

World Wildife Day, which was celebrated on March 3rd, 2014 for the first time, honors the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and raises ... read more
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This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) over the last two decades (1992-2012), and recounts the ground gained in supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.    ...read more
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