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Community / Land projects / Grant Support for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme Thailand

Grant Support for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme Thailand

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09/19 - 09/19

Completed

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UNOPS supports the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme that helps protect poor, remote villages from the serious effects of climate change and environmental degradation. In an effort to support community-led initiatives, UNOPS efficiently channels direct grants to help communities cope with climate change, conserve biodiversity, protect international waters, reduce the impact of persistent organic pollutants, prevent land degradation, and adopt sustainable forest management practices. \n\nThe programme strengthens the capacity of communities and civil society organizations to address environmental issues, increasing knowledge and awareness about environmental threats, and providing financial leverage to overcome short-term decision-making that negatively affects environmental resources. Short-term decision-making in poor regions is often the result of individuals having to secure their basic elements for survival on a day-to-day basis, therefore lacking the possibility to plan for long-term sustainable livelihoods ensuring environmental protection.\n