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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 is a publication to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Small Grants Programme. With more than 21,000 projects carried out by civil society organizations and local communities and a comprehensive approach, working at multiple scales with a wide range of stakeholders, these innovative solutions have transformed the lives of local communities while at the same time achieving global environmental benefits. Today, SGP is recognized as one o most successful investments that support civil society and community initiatives.
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 $1.26 million in co-financing.
This publication provides guidance to organizations involved in landscape approaches on how to understand and improve the governance setting of the landscape, with a focus on the community perspective.The document contains two parts:Part 1 of the document is a general guidance note that provides an overview of the importance and challenges of governance in socio-ecological production landscapes; guidance on how to integrate governance into the planning and execution of strategic landscape processes; and examples of measures to support local communities in their efforts to improve the governanc...
In 2009, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) entered a partnership with Australian Government Overseas Aid Program, now assimilated under the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). With US$ 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.
This guide provides conceptual and methodological elements for developing and promoting agroecological innovations within country strategies to address agroecosystem resilience in specific production landscapes. It is intended to serve as the basis for the implementation of the Innovative Agroecology component of the GEF Small Grants Programme in its 6th Operational phase, and to provide guidance for the agroecosystem outcome of the COMDEKS landscape approach.The guidance note explains basic agroecological concepts, principles and its application in the design and management of biodiverse and ...
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