Policy

This is the report of the Conference of the Parties on its sixteenth session, held in Cancun from 29 November to 10 December 2010. Decision 1/CP.16, the Cancun Agreements, is the outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention.

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This report has been prepared at the request of the Conference of the Parties at its eighteenth session in order to enable the tracking of progress made towards the goal of gender balance in advancing gender-sensitive climate policy. It contains a breakdown of the gender composition of constituted bodies established under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, including the representation of women from regional groups, and a breakdown of the gender composition of delegations to recent sessions under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol.

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This document outlines the Action Plan for the Latin American and Caribbean region to work more effectively to address issues of gender inequality in economic opportunities, human development assets, and agency. The general objective is to enhance knowledge and capacity to understand and adddress gender issues that are constraining development and gender equity in the region.

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The AU’s Gender Policy focuses on closing the equality gap between men and women in general and particularly addressing gender inequalities which have resulted in women’s disempowerments and the feminisation of poverty, in order to have a better understanding of the contribution of women in development.

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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 objective of this Convention is to achieve stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. This should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened, and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.

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The objective of this Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa, through effective action at all levels with a view to contributing to the achievement of sustainable development in affected areas.

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