GEF SGP in Pakistan
The program was launched in Pakistan in August 1993 subsequent to a process of consultations and preparatory activities which were commenced in February 1993 between the government of Pakistan, NGOs and UNDP.
Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a corporate programme, SGP is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the GEF partnership, and is executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS ) 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 and prevention of land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods.
GEF SGP Pakistan From its pilot phase to date has successfully implemented 273 projects covering all GEF focal areas. Some of the projects attracted international attention by receiving international awards including Ashden, Alcan Prize and UN Habitat Award.
At present, 101 countries participate in SGP having ratified the conventions on biological diversity and climate change