THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL FUND (GEF) WITH CONTRIBUTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, THROUGH BALANCING HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENT NEEDS
05 May 2022
THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL FUND (GEF)
In 1992, during the Planet Earth Summit in Rio, the GEF Small Grants Program - GEF SGP - was established, which embodies the essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally and acting locally". The mission of this fund is the protection of the global environment.
By providing financial and technical support to projects that protect the environment and at the same time improve the well-being of people, SGP shows that community activities can strike a good balance between human and environmental needs. The GEF is building a bridge of international cooperation and finance actions to address six critical threats to the global environment: biodiversity loss, climate change, international water protection, land degradation, sustainable forest management and chemical disposal.
SGP operates in a decentralized, democratic, transparent manner, through the National Program Coordinator and Assistant with the National Voluntary Steering Committee (NSC) at the national level and the Central Program Management Team (CTMP) in New York, USA.
Since its inception, SGP has faced many real challenges in working with communities to address global environmental priorities against the needs of the local community - challenges that have been addressed in different ways around the world depending on specific economic, cultural, political and environmental conditions. In the process, the PMG became the "people's GEF".