Youth in Action: Experiences from the Small Grants Programme

New global GEF SGP publication was launched at the begggining of December. It brings together great examples of youth innovations and intergenerational efforts on inclusive nature-based solutions to demonstrate SGP's approach to empowering young people through its grant-making process and encouraging their engagement in global issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

2021 Pathfinder Award Call for Nominations

Pathfinder Award recognizes outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by individuals, organisations or groups. The 2021 Award focuses on celebrating sites with innovative, integrated approaches to protected and conserved area management that successfully conserve nature while making development gains related to human health, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable land management. 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS "Equator Prize 2021: Solving our Planetary Crisis"

This year’s Equator Prize will recognize innovative initiatives from local communities and Indigenous peoples that demonstrate exceptional achievements in nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Winning initiatives will be honored for their successes in protecting, restoring and/or sustainably managing biodiversity for positive development outcomes.


UN 2021 Land for Life Award Nomination is open till January 28, 2021

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launches the 2021 Land for Life Award. Under the theme “Healthy Land, Healthy Lives”, the 2021 Award will recognize innovative and excellent efforts in land restoration and conservation, particularly in regards of the SDG 15 “Life on Land” and the Target 15.3 “Land Degradation Neutrality”.

Global Biodiversity Festival. ARE YOU READY TO EXPLORE THE WORLD FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM on May 22-24??

May 22nd is the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrate with a virtual extravaganza featuring scientists, explorers and conservationists from across the globe!

The Global Biodiversity Festival is a virtual weekend with a simple goal of bringing the amazing diversity of life on our planet, live into everyone’s home during these challenging times. From the 22nd – 24th of May, Fest will share the amazing variety of life on our planet and the scientists, explorers, conservationists and filmmakers documenting and protecting it. They will highlight the weird and the wonderful, but also the conservation challenges, along with the good news success stories.