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This publication captures SGP’s experiences and lessons learned on plastics management, spanning not only the area of chemical and waste management, but also international waters and biodiversity conservation. The projects focus on implementing a circular economy either through recycling, reducing and reusing plastics for new products, influencing consumer use and behavior, or developing better waste collection and management practices at the community level. Some of these initiatives have also been scaled up in partnership with government and private sector. The 10 cases included in this pu...
In 2009 the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) entered into a partnership Australian Aid to improve the climate resilience of local communities in 42 countries, including 37 SIDS. The goals of the programme are to: reduce the vulnerability and improve the adaptive capacity of local communities to the adverse impacts of climate change; provide countries with concrete ground level experience on local climate change adaptation; and provide clear policy lessons and mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA) within national processes, and scale up best practices. This brochure provides a summary of ...
This is the Executive Summary of the Annual Monitoring Report 2017-2018.
In this publication, the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, features women as environmental stewards in case studies about biodiversity conservation, climate change, land degradation, international waters and chemicals and waste management. These examples show action from the ground up and demonstrate the importance of investing in women’s leadership and technical skills for improved environmental benefits and sustainable development, while challenging traditional gender norms that often prevent women from taking leadership roles or from having access and control over the natur...
The blue economy is an approach put forward by the international community to take into account the health of the oceans and seas as we strive to balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. This concept promotes economic growth, social inclusion and improved livelihoods at the same time as ensuring the environmental sustainability of oceans and seas. It defines a new paradigm of ocean economy, one that is in balance with the long-term capacity of the assets, goods and services of marine ecosystems, and that considers social inclusiveness. This p...
This publication illustrates how SGP leverages South-South and triangular cooperation to tackle local challenges through peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges across different sustainable development issues and geographies. It features ten case studies with demonstrated solutions emerging countries around the world. The problems tackled are of importance not only locally but also within the context of national sustainable development and global environmental challenges, widening the appeal and relevance of these solutions for broader adoption.
Sustainable Land Management is quickly becoming one of the largest portfolio of the SGP. Together with partners, the SGP supports community organizations to use approaches, techniques and methodologies in line with the principles of agroecology and climate-sensitive land resources management. In this publication, you will find good practices and approaches that has been tested and proven successful by SGP projects around the world. These initiatives have shown evidence on improved land management by communities, nested on traditional knowledge and innovation.
SGP supports community-based approaches to reduce, eliminate and prevent the use of mercury, and promote the safe handling of mercury-containing products. Since 2011, SGP has supported 40 community-based projects to reduce and manage mercury with an investment of $1.2 million, leveraging $1.26 million in co-financing.
In 2009, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) entered a partnership with Australian Government Overseas Aid Program, now assimilated under the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). With US$ 12.4 million in funding from DFAT, the objective of this partnership is to improve the resilience of communities in 42 countries, including 37 small island developing states (SIDS). This brochure provides an overview of the results of the program.
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