Launched in 1992, SGP supports activities of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries towards climate change abatement, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods.
- Promote and support innovative, inclusive and impactful initiatives, as well as encourage partnerships of multiple actors at local level to address global environmental issues in priority land landscapes;
- Develop community-level strategies and implement technologies that could reduce threats to the global environment if they are replicated over time;
- Gather lessons from community-level experience and initiate the sharing of successful community-level strategies and innovations among CSOs and NGOs, host governments, development aid agencies, GEF and others working on a regional or global scale;
- Build partnerships and networks of stakeholders to support and strengthen community, NGO and national capacities to address global environmental problems and promote sustainable development.
- Community Landscape Conservation;
- Promoting the Climate Smart Innovative Agroecology;
- Capacity development for resilient and low-emission urban development through integrated and inclusive community-driven solutions;
- Promoting the Low Carbon Energy Access Co-benefits;
- Promoting the Local to Global Chemical Management Coalitions;
- Developing the CSO-Government Policy and Planning Dialogue Platforms (Grant-makers+);
- Promoting Social Inclusion (Grant-makers+);
- Global Reach for Citizen Practice-Based Knowledge program (Grant-makers+).
- 37 projects are successfully completed, and 9 projects are under execution;
- 7,830 hectares of globally significant biodiversity area are protected or sustainably managed within the implemented projects;
- 282.29 tons of CO2 are decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies introduced within SGP projects;
- 48 ha of forest plantations and 8 ha of forest strips were created
- 70 tons of e-waste collected;
- 301,860 people benefit from the implemented projects within SGP programme;
- 32,810 women participated/got involved in SGP projects.