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Environment protection: Small actions in community, big impact in the world

08-16-2011 09:36 BJT

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The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program, an initiative implemented by the United Nations Development Program, is hosting a regional workshop in Beijing.

China's vast territory allows people to enjoy the beauty of the nature. But its fast population growth also means nature's delicacy is at the mercy of human activities.

If resources are not used with appropriate care, or worse, taken for granted, with the nation's pace of development and consumption, China can also damage the environment, faster than it knows.

Delphin Ganapin, general manager of Small Grants Program, said, "A challenge for China is scaling up programs." The SGP, or Small Grants Program, is implemented by the UNDP to support NGOs, and community-based organizations in developing countries to protect nature. In 2009, the program was launched in China.

Delphin Ganapin said, "Projects in China are young but successful." SGP reached out to stakeholders and common participants. One volunteer said, "I think it is necessary to promote such programs. Participants can learn a lot about nature and the education is meaningful."

By sharing lessons and establishing models of good work, public awareness has slowly improved one step at a time. However, for many communities, project sustainability and professional experience are still much needed in the future.

The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program, an initiative implemented by the United Nations Development Program, is hosting a regional workshop in Beijing.

Delphin Ganapin, general manager of Small Grants Program, said, "A challenge for China is scaling up programs."

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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