Climate Change Mitigation

The effects of climate change undermine development efforts and most severely impact the poor, who are relying on natural resources for their livelihoods. In order to actively cope with these challenges, the GEF SGP helps countries to mitigate the negative effects of the Climate Change and to contribute to the overall objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

GEF SGP supports community and non-governmental organizations in providing access to clean energy, sustainable transport, improving energy efficiency and land use practices. In addition to reducing emission and achieving global environmental benefits, GEF SGP climate change interventions help develop capacity of local communities and improve their livelihoods, empowering them to become more resilient to severe climate events and variability.

The projects in GEF SGP climate change portfolio include the following initiatives:

  • Cost-effective renewable energy such as solar panels, solar heaters, micro hydropower plants, biodigestors and biomass generators.
  • Energy efficient technologies for houses, buildings, and industry, including fuel wood-efficient stoves.
  • Local sustainable transport solutions promoting mass transit, non-motorized transport, emissions monitoring and reduction, and liquid bio-fuels.
  • Carbon storage, such as reforestation, cultivation and compost creation initiatives.
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Climate Change Mitigation Snapshot (Since 1992)

5775 # of Projects

US$ 172,215,035 Total Grant Amount

US$ 110,156,752 Total cash Co-Financing

US$ 111,200,365 Total In-Kind Co-Financing

Portfolio By Region

Asia & the Pacific
Arab States
Europe & the CIS
Latin America & the Caribbean
Global Publications
Small Grants Programme: 25 Years of Engagement with Indigenous Peoples
The GEF Small Grants Programme Result Report 2018 - 2019
The GEF Small Grants Programme Results Report 2018 - 2019
The GEF Small Grants Programme in Least Development Countries (LDCs): Fact-sheet 2017 - 2018
The GEF Small Grants Programme in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Fact-sheet 2017 - 2018
The GEF Small Grants Programme in Pacific: Fact-sheet 2017 - 2018
The GEF Small Grants Programme in Arab States: Fact-sheet 2017 - 2018
The GEF Small Grants Programme in Latin America and Caribbean: Fact-sheet 2017 - 2018
The GEF Small Grants Programme in Europe and CIS : Fact-sheet 2017 - 2018
The GEF Small Grants Programme in Asia: Fact-sheet 2017 - 2018
The GEF Small Grants Programme in Africa: Fact-sheet 2017 - 2018
Women as Environmental Stewards: The Experience of the Small Grants Programme
The GEF Small Grants Programme Results Report 2017 - 2018
SGP Annual Monitoring Report 2016 - 2017
SGP 25th anniversary: Local action, global impact
COMDEKS: Developing and promoting agro-ecological innovations to address agroecological resilience in production landscapes
SGP corporate brochure, 2017
Manual de datos para TICCAS
Community Approaches to Sustainable Land Management and Agroecology Practices
Small Grants Programme Annual Monitoring Report 2015 - 2016
Une trousse à outils d’appui à la conservation par les populations autochtones et les communautés locales (French version of ICCA Toolkit)
Small Grants Programme Corporate Brochure - 2015
Scaling up Community Actions for International Waters Management
Empowered Generation:Youth Action on Climate Change Through the GEF Small Grants Programme, 2013
A toolkit to support conservation by indigenous peoples and local communities: Building capacity and sharing knowledge for Indigenous Peoples and Community Conserved Territories and Areas -ICCAs
Responding to Climate Change
SGP Community Action Global Impact
Hands-on Action for Sustainable Development 1192-2002
Compact - Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of Globally Significant Protected Areas
Case Studies
Kazakhstan: Green Practices of Kazakhstan
SGP Uzbekistan: Improving Irrigation Efficiency and Lowering Energy Consumption
Introducing Solar Energy to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Woodcutting near the Dibeen Forest Reserve, Jordan
Adopting EE Cook Stoves to Address Deforestation
Mekhe Solar Cooker - Senegal
Waste and Climate Change
Educational Toys
Climate Change Mitigation and Biodiversity
Clean Energy, Forests, and Indigenous People
BioGas and Waste Case Study
Biofuel Production in Ghana