Global Gender Policy Series: Harmonizing gender in the three Rio conventions and the GEF.
Gender is an important recurring theme across the three Rio Conventions. It has been acknowledged as an appropriate entry point for efforts to achieve harmonization across the Conventions. The heads of the Rio Conventions and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have therefore decided to collaborate on efforts to harmonize gender mainstreaming across the three Conventions and the GEF. As the foremost Scientific and Technical Centre of Excellence on Gender and Environment, IUCN has been identified by the Secretariats of the three Conventions and the GEF as their preferred partner in efforts to harmonize gender mainstreaming across the Conventions during implementation.