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Gender and Biodiversity

Fact Sheets

Moving forward following the adoption of the 2015-2020 Gender Plan of action

Last year, saw the adoption of the Convention of Biological Diversity's 2015-2020 Gender Plan of Action. This Plan denotes actions by the Secretariat to stimulate and facilitate the promotion of gender equality in its work, and sets out actions for Parties to mainstream gender into their activities under the Convention.

What's New

SCBD Subsidiary Body on Implementation Progress Reports

Gender-Responsive NBSAPs Pilot Project


Through the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the SCBD supported a pilot project carried out in three country Parties (countries that are Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity). The pilot project aimed at aiding these Parties in including gender-responsive approaches in their National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan (NBSAP) submissions. See the press releases for more.

Press Releases

The theme of International Women's Day 2016 : “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality”

NBSAP Forum Newsletter



The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity would like to invite Parties, indigenous peoples and local communities, international and civil society organizations and other groups to submit information, including case studies, on recent or ongoing initiatives addressing issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment in relation to biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, access and benefit sharing or biosafety.

Please see the following notification for full details: https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2016/ntf-2016-043-gender-en.pdf

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme