Biodiversity

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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In 2007, the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) began a bold initiative under the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) to incorporate a gender perspective in all climate change policies and programs. The Alliance, consisting of several UN and other international organizations and NGOs, viewed this campaign as a critical step to helping to solve the climate […]

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The objective of this Convention is to place regulations on the trade of species based on their threat of extinction and exploitation. This recognizes that wild fauna and flora in their many beautiful and varied forms are an irreplaceable part of the natural systems and that international cooperation is essential for the protection of certain species against over-exploitation.

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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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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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Mainstreaming gender into prevention and management of invasive species.

Abstract: The overall aim of this study is to bring together information on the subject of gender and invasive species, and thereby inform and strengthen future projects, activities and interventions in relation to invasive species prevention and management. The information will be of interest to all those involved in research, policy and practice of invasive species prevention and management.

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Mainstreaming gender equality and equity in ABS governance

This document seeks to provide an overview of the relationship between gender and realisation of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s objectives, in particular the objective on the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from access to and use of biological and genetic resources and traditional knowledge. This document is intended to assist those engaged in promoting gender equity and equality in CBD actions.

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