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Agroforestry as a means for sustainable forest management and food security 22 January 2018
Forty years ago, a community in Tavaí, Paraguay started noticing changes to their natural environment. Trees were being razed down for export, used in coal production, or cleared to make space for large monocultural plantations. Later, a coal production facility was installed near Tavaí, with subsequent increases in local deforestation. This lead to a change in the local climate and increased ...read more
GEF SGP China support on ICCA recognized on "China Weekly" 11 January 2018
China mainstream media "China Weekly", dedicated the cover page of its December 2017 issue to GEF SGP China work to support ICCA. In addition this issue dedicated a special article highligting 5 case studies of the support SGP China provided to 5 ICCA communities in Qunan province, Laozhai village of Guizhou province, Mt. Laojunshan the core area of World Natural Heritage Site ‘The ...read more
SGP Barbados Green Reporter, issue December 2017 08 January 2018
        SGP Barbados prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin "Green reporter". December 2017 issue of "Green Reporter" can be accessed ...read more
SGP launches publication at the Global South-South Development Expo 01 December 2017
The Global South-South Development Expo was hosted by the Republic of Turkey in Antalya, Turkey from November 27th to November 30th. The theme of the expo was “South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation: Road to the 40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40),” with the aim to discover and develop solutions to ...read more
SGP launches partnership with SOS Sahel 21 November 2017
The Twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in this in Bonn, Germany and it will be fundamental in advancing progress towards the change in climate and associate effects. To help make progress in the countries in the Sahel, a region that covers nearly half of the African continent and is home to 300 million ...read more
SGP brings the voices of local communities to the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn 20 November 2017
The 23rd Convention of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change conference convened in Bonn, from 6th to 17th November this year. The COP was a next step for governments to make progress on the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, adopted by consensus in 2015, and accelerate the move to sustainable, resilient, and climate-safe development.The COP was intended to further ...read more
More Corals, More Fish 07 November 2017
Fragments of Hope, an NGO and GEF-Small Grants Programme grantee partner from Belize, is among the recipients of the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards. Momentum for Change Awards is given by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in recognition of innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social, and environmental challenges. On October 12, ...read more
San José, Costa Rica, 11 de octubre 2016 Mesa de Trabajo en el Taller sobre los Derechos de los Agricultores y las Agricultoras en Costa Rica- Agricultores y agricultoras nacionales, tomadores de decisiones y otros actores relevantes, intercambiaron experiencias e ideas, con el propósito de implementar un plan de trabajo que promueva sus derechos, y contribuya a la conservación, uso ...read more
Protecting snow leopards and the ecosystems they depend on 23 October 2017
Happy International Snow Leopard Day! The snow leopard (Panthera unicia) is an elusive, majestic animal that lives in the vast landscapes, mainly in the high mountain peaks of Asia and Central Asia. Its habitat stretches between the Himalayas and Russia’s distant Altai mountains, covering over more than 1.8 km2 across 12 countries. As with many big predators, the snow leopard is threatened, ...read more
Eritrea kicks off low carbon solar systems for rural homes in Qnafna 17 October 2017
Since Eritrea enjoys sunny weather most of the year, solar energy is a good alternative for lighting rural households. This inspired the Qnafna development committee to partner with UNDP- GEF Small Grants Programme, the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the local administration in providing solar photovoltaic panels to communities. One of the elders, Keshi Tsegay Gezehey said “I feel so happy ...read more