This policy paper addresses the interlinkages between societies and biodiversity in order to achieve the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) objective of fair and equitable benefits sharing from the utilizatiob of genetic resources. Women’s experiences have often been excluded in the decision-making process which means that policies are missing the knowledge possessed by women on their use, rights, and needs regarding local biodiversity.
IUCN and the UNCCD Secretariat conveyned a meeting to generate and discuss achievable policy recommendations with respect to the implementation of the UNCCD Gender Policy Framework and the roadmap to mainstream gender in the three Rio Conventions. This document reports on the meeting and presents the actionable results.
Biodiversity conservation is enhanced by empowering women to participate as equals in information sharing and generation, education and training, technology transfer, organizational development, financial assistance and policy development. This factsheet explains key reasons why gender makes a difference in biodiversity initiatives.
Each contracting party of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) must develop National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) which must include the active involvement of all social groups. This factesheet highlights examples of how different countries included gender in their NBSAPs.
This factsheet highlights some of the many cross-sectoral intersections of climate change and gender. This includes agriculture, disease, nutrition, fisheries, changes in precipitation, natural disasters, forestry, and others. Women are powerful agents of change and must be included in climate-change policy development and implementation.
This factsheet explains the important role of women around the world in protecting biodiversity, including agricultural biodiversity, medicinal plants, protected areas, and tropical forests.
Both men and women play a role in agricultural biodiversity. Nevertheless, the role of women is less recognized, even though women are responsible for 60-80% of food production in the developing world. This factsheet covers the importance of including a gender perspective in agriculture biodiversity policies, including the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Gender equality is an essential element of any action to ensure the conservation of nature and the fair and equitable access and benefit sharing (ABS) of benefits. This factsheet explains this relationship.