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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Sgp voices

India - Jagriti Climate Change and Biodiversity Awareness
Macedonia - Macedonian Trout
GEF SGP Ukraine "Energy saving and renewable solar energy usage"- (Russian)

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SGP joins up adaptation practitioners at the 10th ...

Last week, the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) participated at the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate ... read more
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Second Global Youth Video Competition on Climate C...

(Bonn, Germany, 20 May 2016) – Starting today, young people are invited to tell the world how they are shaping a more sustainable future by entering the ... read more

Featured Publications

IW 2016 publication Scaling Up Community Actions for International Waters Management...

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in international waters in the last five years (2011 - 2016). During this time, SGP supported 265 communities and civil society organizations in    ...read more