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20 Years of Community Action for the Global Environment
The 1992 Rio Earth Summit emphasized thinking globally, but acting locally to address critical environmental problems and achieve sustainable development. In response, a restructured UN Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) became the financial mechanism to support action for the newly agreed-upon environmental conventions. This publication recounts the ground gained in the course of twenty years of supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.