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)

4854 # of Projects

US$ 143,083,990 Total Grant Amount

US$ 93,769,409 Total cash Co-Financing

US$ 88,070,365 Total In-Kind Co-Financing

Portfolio By Region

Africa
Asia & the Pacific
Arab States
Europe & the CIS
Latin America & the Caribbean
Global Publications
SGP corporate brochure, 2017
Small Grants Programme Annual Monitoring Report 2015 - 2016
Small Grants Programme Corporate Brochure - 2015
Empowered Generation:Youth Action on Climate Change Through the GEF Small Grants Programme, 2013
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