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Voices from the land: Restoring soil and enriching lives

As vital to our existence as air or water, land is one of our greatest shared assets – and degradation of that land one our most pressing common challenges. Unchecked degradation threatens not only human wellbeing but that of the entire planet, contributing to accelerating climate change and loss of biodiversity. Today, with a quarter of our land already degraded and almost half the global population directly affected by land degradation, we are losing this precious resource at a time when we can least afford the social, economic or environmental impacts of this loss.

Publication Author: GEF Partners
Pages: 72
Date of Publication: Friday, September 6, 2019

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Plastics and Circular Economy: Community Solutions

This publication captures the GEF Small Grant Programme's (SGP) experiences and lessons learned on plastics management, spanning not only the area of chemical and waste management, but also international waters and biodiversity conservation. The projects focus on implementing a circular economy either through recycling, reducing and reusing plastics for new products, influencing consumer use and behavior, or developing better waste collection and management practices at the community level.

Publication Author: GEF Partners
Pages: 60
Date of Publication: Monday, June 10, 2019

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The GEF Small Grants Programme - Results Report 2017-2018

The Small Grants Programme (SGP) is a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that finances community-led initiatives to address global environmental and sustainable development issues. Launched in 1992, it is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the GEF Partnership. It is specifically designed to generate local action by empowering civil society organizations (CSOs) and poor and vulnerable communities, including indigenous peoples and women.
Publication Author: GEF Partners
Pages: 16
Date of Publication: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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Catalyzing Solutions for Sustainable Cities

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the 11th goal particularly relevant to cities. SDG 11 commits the world to making “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Building on the SDGs, the New Urban Agenda (NUA) adopted at the 2016 Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, sets out a 20-year road map for the sustainable urban development of cities and municipalities. The document focuses on improving residents’ social, cultural, and environmental well-being.
Publication Author: GEF Partners
Pages: 30
Date of Publication: Monday, December 17, 2018

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Women as Environmental Stewards: The Experience of the Small Grants Programme

Women make up half of the world’s population and are fundamental to the achievement of global environmental benefits and the Sustainable Development Goals. As primary caretakers of households and communities, women have highly specialized and valuable knowledge for the conservation and management of natural resources. At the same time, they are often the most impacted by environmental degradation and climate-related events. At its core, the Small Grants Programme believes that women are important agents of change and should be meaningfully involved in environmental programming.
Publication Author: GEF Partners
Pages: 76
Date of Publication: Friday, December 14, 2018

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Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: UNDP Synthesis of Experiences and Recommendations

Africa is at a tipping point. While efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement could drive positive changes following nearly a decade of economic growth across Africa, climate change threatens to derail these gains. Given that temperatures in Africa are rising, and are set to rise faster than the global average during the 21st Century, it is time to mainstream, scale-up and accelerate support for climate change adaptation across the continent.

Publication Author: GEF Partners
Pages: 98
Date of Publication: Friday, November 30, 2018

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Blue Economy: Community Solutions

This publication includes examples from across different continents, ecosystems and cultures, but they all address the priorities of livelihoods and conservation in combination and bring benefits on both fronts. By giving local communities an immediate, concrete stake in the sustainable management of the ocean’s resources, these projects have each secured the local stewardship they need to be a viable, long-term part of the blue economy.

Publication Author: GEF Partners
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Date of Publication: Monday, November 5, 2018

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Year one: highlights from the Good Growth Partnership

The Good Growth Partnership is pioneering a new approach to cultivating sustainability throughout the commodity supply chain. As a result, it is generating new knowledge and lessons about the ways we can improve the production, demand and financing of soy, beef and palm oil. 

This reporty highlights the significant gains and impacts already observable one year into its implementation.

For more information on this initiative visit http://goodgrowthpartnership.com

Publication Author: GEF Partners
Pages: 55
Date of Publication: Friday, October 5, 2018

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