convention on biological diversity

Gender and Biodiversity Technical Guide

This technical guide on gender in biodiversity is a compilation and analysis of CBD decisions and recommendations to support decision-makers, negotiators and advocates in monitoring the implementation of gender-sensitive and gender-responsive policies, programmes, and activities under the Convention. In doing so, it supports users in identifying gaps in decision-making in order to target key entry […]

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The objectives of this Convention are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding.

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This document contains a description of the gender-specific challenges involved in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity and the experience gained by German cooperation in this area. This document considers key issues regarding biodiversity from a gender perspective, the inter-dependency between gender and biodiversity in CBD work programs, changes in rules governing access to genetic resources, other legally binding international agreements on gender and biological diversity, and recommendations for how a gender perspective needs to be incorporated into the CBD.

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The Women in Development Technical Assistance Project (WIDTECH) was a five-year program initiated in 1996 to support gender integration in development policies and programs. This document contains excerpts from a study conducted by WIDTECH for the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador. It provides a gender analysis for the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Rotterdam Convention on Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides, and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. 

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This Gender Plan of Action for the Convention on Biological Diversity was elaborated at a workshop organized by the Secretariat of the CBD and the Senior Gender Advisor of IUCN. It is a reflection of the increasing awareness that gender equality and women’s empowerment are important prerequisites for environmental conservation and sustainable development. 

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This paper explains the progress made toward the Gender Action Plan which became part of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2008. This GAP recognizes that gender equality and women’s empowerment are important prerequisites for environmental conservation and sustainable development. With respect to developing gender indicators, the IUCN has proposed the Environment-Gender Index. This report highlights progress in the policy, organizational, delivery, and constituency spheres. 

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This paper explores the legal framework in relation to gender and multilateral environment agreements, such as the Millennium Development Goals, Convention to Combat Desertification, Convention on Biological Diversity, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It also considers the status of gender mainstreaming in human rights conventions such as the UN Human Rights Council.  

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Diversity makes the difference: Actions to guarantee gender equity in the application of the Convention on Biological Diversity

This book intends to highlight the importance of biodiversity by illustrating the differentiated relations that women and men establish with nature and the consequences thereof in regard to development promotion. This document is focused on the recognition of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the National Biodiversity Strategies (NBS), as participation and awareness-raising mechanisms of our societies to build a new form of relation between human beings and their environment.

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