Climate Change Mitigation
SGP Armenia - Improving Energy Resilience in Armenia’s Communities
  Transition to energy resilience through raising energy efficiency in educational institutions of Stepanavan town The problem Due to its geographic conditions and socio-economic situation, Armenia is acutely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Despite a lack more
Afghanistan - Green Energy and Clean Water Improve Lives in a Village
Sang-e-Nawishta, Nov 2015 – Sang-e-Nawishta is only a short drive from the centre of Kabul, but until a few months ago the villagers who live here had no running water or electricity.They had to drink from a polluted canal at the foot of the village. Their children couldn’t study after more
Winners of the Global Youth Video Competition are recognized at COP21
December 4, 2015, Paris, France - Yesterday was the award ceremony for the two finalist of the Global Youth Video Competition, an event organized by theAction for Climate Empowerment (ACE) from the UNFCCC secretariat, in partnership with Television for the Environment (tve) and supported by more
Youth Video Competition for Paris 2015 Launched on UN World Environment Day
Bonn, 5 June 2015 — Starting today, young people around the globe are invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change in the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in the French capital in December more
Curbing Emissions through Solar Water Heaters, Jordan
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 more
Supporting Innovation for Environmental Conservation and Research: Turkey’s Sunboat
Boating can be intrusive to aquatic ecosystems and increase carbon emissions through pollution from engine emissions, lubricants and accidental discharges. This is why SGP Turkey decided to support TEMEV (Clean Energy Foundation) to develop a solar powered boat specifically for lakes under pressure more
Launch of the 2014 International Year of the Small Island Developing States
SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) have always faced a range of particular challenges and vulnerabilities – isolation, limited land, and shortage of resources – which rendered the pursuit of sustainable development to be more complex. Recently, climate change effects such as sea level more
GEF SGP Projects receive Awards and Recognition
During 2013, SGP grantees received more than 50 awards, prizes or other forms of recognition for their outstanding efforts in conserving and rehabilitating the environment while improving the well-being of their communities. Below are a select number of award-winning projects – which have not yet more
Moroccan NGO High Atlas Foundation awarded 2013 SEED Prize
The High Atlas Foundation (HAF), partner of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) Morocco, is one of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, which recognize the best business practices in the field of sustainable development and green economy. SGP Morocco has been working with HAF on developing the more
Ghanaian bamboo bikes celebrated at COP19 in Warsaw
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres championed low carbon lifestyles by taking a spin on Ghanaian bamboo bikes at the "2013 Momentum for Change - Lighthouse Activities", - a UNFCCC side event which recognizes the most innovative initiatives more