Jamaican Iguana: Back from virtual extinction
Declared extinct in 1948, the Jamaican Iguana was rediscovered half a century later in the Hellshire Hills. UNDP/GEF SGP’s strategic support to recovery efforts is now reaping major results in 2018.    Jamaica's 'jurassic' moment In 1990, Edwin Duffus, pig hunter, walked into Jamaica’s Hope Zoo in Kingston and handed over a rather large lizard to zoo keepers. He had been hunting hogs in the Hellshire Hills, when his dog ambled over with the live specimen in its mouth. The lizard turned out to be a Jamaican Iguana, (scien...
 
Get down to work: Independent recovery efforts blossom into resilient climate action in Mexico
In Mexico, there is a saying ‘Tenemos pues que arremangarnos y poner manos a la obr...
 
Prosper under the Sun
Faced with the ever-increasing global demand for renewable energy, two Andean communities in Peru use solar energy to develop sustainable businesses. The production of energy is responsible for more ...

Our Mission

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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Jamaican Iguana: Back from virtual extinction...
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Get down to work: Independent recovery efforts blo...
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SGP Colombia shares lessons from its ICCA projects...
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SGP co-organizes the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration o...
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SGP and ICCA-GSI partners at the CBD COP 14...
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Benin: Preserving the sacred forests of Wèwèrè ...
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Malaysia: Finding a win-win situation on overlaps...
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Belize: Revising land management plans to respect ...
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Senegal: Launching ICCA-GSI projects in Pays Bassa...

Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

Do you want to find out why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment can help deliver better environmental outcomes, and to figure out how you can do it?

The Open Online Course on Gender and Environment was launched at the 7th GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam in June 2018. The course is the result of an initiative led by the Global Environment Facility and the Small Grants Programme in collaboration with the GEF Gender Partnership and UNITAR, involving IUCN, UN Women, UNDP, UN Environment and the Secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements that the GEF serves including CBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD, and BRS.

The course is meant for people working on environmental issues who are interested in broadening their understanding of the relationship between gender and environment, and to improve their ability to address gender in key environmental sectors.

This e-course is intended to provide the users with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender and to be effective changemakers for sustainable development. It offers facts and figures, and information global frameworks and key linkages between gender and the environment. The course is a “one-stop-shop” for information and illustrations on gender dimensions linked to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste.  

What will you learn?

  • What are the links between gender equality and environmental sustainability?
  • Which global environmental frameworks include gender?
  • How can gender-responsive policies and projects support environmental outcomes?
  • Discover what you can do to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, chemicals and waste.

Access the Open Online Course on Gender and Environment via the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership Platform here.