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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Mauritius - Shoals Rodrigues
Jamaica - Biodiversity Conservation through Recycling and Education
Ukraine: "Hazardous waste management in small towns of Ukraine" - social advertisement (Ukrainian)

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SGP Armenia - Improving Energy Resilience in Armen...

  Transition to energy resilience through raising energy efficiency in educational institutions of Stepanavan town The problem Due to its ... read more
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SGP highlights the actions of Local Communities at...

On October 12th, the GEF Small Grants Programme organized a side event at the twelfth global conference of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD ... read more

Featured Publications

20 anniversary cover 20 Years: Community Action for the Global Environment

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) over the last two decades (1992-2012), and recounts the ground gained in supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.    ...read more