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Target 22 – Gender in Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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NEW Target 22

Recommendations to the First Draft of the CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at OEWG-3 (23 August – 3 September, 2021) HERE

Ensure women and girl’s equitable access and benefits from conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as their informed and effective participation at all levels of policy and decision-making related to biodiversity.

UN Women and UNEP-WCMC identified available (already developed) SDG indicators that could be used to monitor progress towards this target [Link]. The indicators identified focus on secure tenure rights of land as secure tenure rights are linked to access to resources and related benefits. Lastly, SDG indicator 5.5.1 (b) is a high level indicator with a focus on women representation in local government

  • SDG 1.4.2 Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, (a) with legally recognized documentation, and (b) who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and type of tenure
  • SDG 5.a.1 (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure
  • SDG 5.a.2 Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control
  • SDG 5.5.1b Proportion of seats held by women in local governments
  • SDG 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels;
  • 16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

Relevant headline indicators (CBD/WG2020/3/3/Add.1) to monitor progress towards this target:

  • HI 10.0.1 Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture (SDG 2.4.1)
  • HI 21.0.2 Land tenure in the traditional territories of indigenous peoples and local communities (SDG 1.4.2 and SDG 5.a.1)
  • HI 21.0.1 Degree to which indigenous peoples and local communities, women and girls as well as youth participate in decision-making related to biodiversity.* (to be developed)

Relevant actions to monitor and report on progress towards proposed Target 22 and other relevant targets from the GBF should be clearly reflected in the post-2020 gender plan of action.

Credit: SCBD; OEWG-3 Plenary, 25 August 2021 on Item 4: Post-2020 GBF (Women Statement delivered by Shruti Ajit)

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