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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Ghana - Elimination of POPs and Land Management
India - Chatrasal Seva Sansthan
Ukraine: UNDP Resident Coordinator visits SGP projects

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25 years making waves to save the ocean...

 The world celebrates the World Oceans Day to bring awareness about the key role of oceans in everyday life and inform the public about the impact of ... read more
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Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ key role as envi...

Today the world celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples to highlight the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make ... read more