Projects and Initiatives

UNDP’s biodiversity and ecosystems portfolio is the largest in the UN system. We work in 146 countries, managing 512 projects on ecosystems and biodiversity with US$ 1.5 billion in funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other sources, and co-financing of US$ 3.5 billion. The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) has provided over 12,000 small grants in 122 countries to local NGOs, community based organizations and indigenous peoples to safeguard the ecosystems and natural resources on which they depend.