Climate Change Mitigation
My Island - My Community: A Regional Awareness on the Effects of Climate Change in the Caribbean
In 2010, more than 30 regional and national partners, including the GEF Small Grants Programme, PCI-Media Impact, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USAID and The Nature Conservancy, launched My Island – My Community. This regional initiative will employ a multi-pronged communication approach more
Micro Hydro Power helps achieve Sustainable Livelihoods among Minority Community
In remote Houay Ngou village, northern Lao, 48 year old Keupkku is settling down to the evening news on his new color Television. At the other side of the room two of his daughters turn on the lights to continue their studies. Just a month ago this would not have been possible. But a more
Project Supported by SGP Wins Award in China
Last December 2nd, Ford Motor Company announced the winners of its 2010 Conservation and Environmental Grants in China (CEGC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. During the ceremony, a grantee of the GEF Small Grants Programme, the organization Ningxia Center for Environment and more
Delegations at COP 16 Visit SGP Project
One of the conclusions of the COP 16 to be held in Cancun is that the forests can contribute to solving the problem of climate change and SGP has several examples that highlight the role of communities in contributing to forest protection. For this reason, visitors from 12 different more
Onsite Learning Experience Shares how the Mayan Community Adapts to Climate-Related Risks
On the occasion of the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16), the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP), the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) of the United Nations Development Programme, and the National Commission of Protected more
First Rent-a-Bike Service in Macedonia
An SGP Project started in 2008 in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, the City of Skopje, the British Embassy in Skopje, Parking of Skopje Co., several NGOs and partners from the business sector has released the first rent-a-bike service in Macedonia. Last 28th more
SGP Grantee in Tunisia Receives Presidential Award
Last June 14, the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Tunisia, Mr. Nadhir Hamada, presented the 2010 Presidential Award for Environmental Protection and Nature. The first prize was awarded to the SGP grantee organization " Ettafaoul for the rehabilitation of disabled more
SGP Armenia Supports the Use of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Practices
A pilot housing project that is already serving as a demonstration site for other local communities.  In the mountainous town of Artik, 1,780 meters above sea level and a population of 18,000, a community located in the Shirak region is piloting a residential project aimed to combat more
The GEF Small Grants Programme Launching Ceremony in China
A ceremony that kicked off a green initiative to empower local communities and NGOs in protecting the environment and combating climate change On March 27, 2010, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) along with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the GEF Small Grants more
The UN Resident Coordinator Visits two SGP Projects in Lesotho
For the 2010 UNDP Staff Retreat in Lesotho, which took place on 17 – 19 March at the Leribe Hotel, a decision was made that the first day be dedicated to visit projects so that the staff could see the impact of UN interventions on the lives of ordinary Basotho. Of the six projects visited, more