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Event: What did CBD COP15 bring for women and girls?

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A virtual round table on gender justice and biodiversity hosted by UNCBD Women’s Caucus


A one-day virtual round table, which will discuss the critical outcomes of CBD COP15 to identify the needs and way forward in order to deliver a gender-responsive biodiversity results. 

Topics that will be further addressed are as per the below, 

  1. Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework 
  2. Target 23 and Gender Plan of Action
  3. Resource mobilisation 
  4. Monitoring Framework
  5. Capacity building and development


UNCBD Women’s Caucus and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity will co-host this virtual event. The event is open to the public with registration from here.

This online event is directed to UNCBD Women’s Caucus members, as well as biodiversity and environment-focused decision-makers and practitioners from international to sub-national levels. The webinar may benefit those intending to mainstream gender considerations into implementing the COP15 decisions and resulting instruments. 

The speaker panel will include, 
  1. Bianca Brasil, Program Management Officer, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity  (Opening remarks)
  2. Amelia Arreguin, Coordinator, UNCBD Women’s Caucus (Moderator)
  3. Ana Di Pangracio, Deputy Director, FARN
  4. Katherine Despot-Belmonte, Senior Programme Officer, UNEP-WCMC
  5. Isimemen Osemwegie, Assistant Coordinator, CAVES
  6. Lim Li Ching, Senior Researcher, Third World Network
  7. Mrinalini Rai, Director, Women4Biodiversity


Wednesday, 22 February 2023 

14:00 to 15:00 UTC




  1. To discuss the positive outcomes of CBD COP15 for gender justice, gender equality and women’s empowerment that has been included in many decisions but the 
  2. To discuss the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, the Gender Plan of Action, as well as the decisions on resource mobilisation, monitoring framework and capacity building and development. 
  3. To reflect on the challenges of putting these instruments into action, guaranteeing an effective and urgent implementation.

Read more about the reflections about the virtual roundtable here.

Check out the entire LIVE recordings in English, Spanish and French below,

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