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From Agreements to Actions: A guide to applying a human rights-based approach to the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

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This guide is compiled with a specific purpose: to provide additional support and concrete examples for Parties and decision-makers, non-state actors, and rights holders on how to meet this commitment to embed a human rights-based approach (HRBA) in the implementation and monitoring of the GBF at national and subnational levels. It prioritises clear information on relevant human rights standards and norms, and practical steps for how these norms can be translated into national and sub-national decision-making, considering the diversity of cultural, social, political and economic circumstances. Women4Biodiversity was involved in the drafting process of this guide.

Building Resilience and Weaving Gender Responsive Approaches to Biodiversity Governance

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The “Chiang Mai Workshop Report” provides a comprehensive account of the workshop that took place on 15 May – 20 May 2023 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This report offers insights, findings, and recommendations discussed during the event, which focused on “Building Resilience and Weaving Gender-Responsive Approaches to Biodiversity Governance”. It serves as a valuable resource for those interested in the outcomes of the workshop and is an essential reference for future initiatives and collaborative efforts in the field.

Gender-responsive headline indicators to operationalise the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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This brief presents an updated analysis and recommendations related to the headline indicators reflecting the outcome of the Report of the Expert Workshop on the Monitoring Framework for the Post- 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (CBD/ID/OM/2022/1/2) for measuring and implementing a gender-responsive monitoring framework for the Post- 2020 GBF (CBD/CO/15/2) to be adopted at the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two) (CBD COP15).

Gender Equality and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): A Complilation of Decision Text, COP1 - COP15

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The compilation of decisions from COP 1 to COP15 related to gender considerations in the CBD is a crucial step towards mainstreaming gender equality in biodiversity conservation efforts. This compilation not only highlights the CBD’s recognition of the pivotal role of gender in biodiversity governance but also serves as a comprehensive resource for policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders seeking to integrate gender perspectives into their policies, planning and initiatives. By consolidating decisions that promote women’s rights, empowering women as key actors in conservation, and addressing gender disparities in biodiversity management, this compilation underscores the interconnectedness of gender equality and environmental sustainability. It provides a roadmap for advancing gender-responsive approaches within the CBD framework, ultimately fostering more inclusive, effective, and equitable conservation outcomes for both people and the planet.

Advancing Women's Rights, Gender Equality and the Future of Biodiversity in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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Women4Biodiversity has been working to advance gender considerations in the work of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, including co-convening the CBD Women’s Caucus to share, collect, contribute and engage in various deliberations in the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) and the post-2020 Gender Plan of Action (GPA). We have brought together a collective recommendation in advancing a stand-alone gender target, Target 22, which is, as of this writing, gaining momentum for support.

This report discusses gender and environment linkages, women’s roles in biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and access and benefit sharing, international gender environment policy frameworks, gender considerations in the post-2020 GBF, and implementing the post-2020 GPA. It also lays out Women4Biodiversity’s advocacy roadmap to advance gender considerations in the post-2020 GBF, including reflective recommendations to incorporate collaborations with key partners in strengthening collective advocacy.

Women4Biodiversity has put this report together with funding support by WWF International. And, with further funding support from Sida through SwedBio, at Stockholm Resilience Centre, we are now embarking on a long advocacy campaign to strengthen the voices of women from the ground and create space for the diversity of its members to share, co-create and build collective actions. We envision the integration of a human rights-based approach for women’s rights, gender equality and the future of biodiversity in the GBF and GPA.

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