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Small Grants Programme

Every Little Grant's Big Impact on the Environment

Tens of thousands of community groups across the world are enriching and empowering their communities as they work to protect the planet.

On the peripheries of the Yum Balam reserve in Mexico, a group of women sell natural, homemade soaps and toiletries.

Relying on the rich biodiversity of the region for their primary materials, it’s an enterprise that puts them on the front line of conservation efforts in a region where close to 96% of the flora is endemic.

Farming and Craft Fair at COP20


Community-based Farming Organizations Showcase the Synergies of Resilient Eco-systems and Sustainable Livelihoods at COP20 Fair

Equator Prize 2014 Honors Indigenous Peoples Efforts in Sustainable Development

NEW YORK, September 23, 2014 - Yesterday night, the Equator Prize 2014 recognized 27 outstanding local and indigenous community initiatives at its biannual award ceremony, this year held at Lincoln Center in New York.

Supporting Innovation for Environmental Conservation and Research: Turkey’s Sun Boat

Boating can be intrusive to aquatic ecosystems and increase carbon emissions through pollution from engine emissions, lubricants, and accidental discharges. This is why SGP Turkey decided to support TEMEV (Clean Energy Foundation) to develop a solar powered boat specifically for lakes under pressure from recreational activities. Modeled after the MS Turanor PlanetSolar, it is emissions and noise free, better to maneuver, and offers an attractive choice for alternative water transport.

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Working Document: GEF/C.46/13
Author: GEF Secretariat
Council Meeting Document Type: Working Documents
Council Meeting Number: 46
Council Meeting Type: GEF Council Meetings
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Keywords: Small Grants Programme

The GEF Small Grants Programme Celebrates International World Water Day in 2014


                                                                                    March 22, 2014


Celebrating Indigenous Communities’ Contribution to Forests Conservation


                                                                                              March 21, 2014