In order to support the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its third meeting, in particular for agenda item 3, Review of progress in the implementation of the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, which will consider, amongst other matters, the review of implementation of the 2015-2020 Gender Plan of Action and a new draft gender plan of action for the post-2020 period, the Secretariat has prepared a draft outline of a gender plan of action, now available for your input at: https://www.cbd.int/sbi/review.shtml.
The draft outline serves as a basis for consultation (drawing on the review of the current plan of action and consultations on gender in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework) to obtain initial feedback on the structure of a new gender plan of action, including the identification of priority areas for action and associated objectives.
Parties and partners are invited to reflect on the draft outline and propose priority action areas and related objectives. Please send your comments, using the associated review comment template available at the same webpage, no later than 31 August 2020, by e-mail to: email@example.com.
Furthermore, in support of the consultation process, the Secretariat is planning an information briefing to introduce the draft outline. The information briefing will be held as a webinar on:
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Montreal time)
The webinar will provide an introduction of the draft outline proposed for a new gender plan of action, and the consultative process to inform the elaboration of the draft outline for consideration at the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation and in due course, the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The webinar will be conducted in English and will be recorded and made available on the CBD website, to accommodate those who will not be able to take part. Please refer to Annex 1 for webinar schedule and connection details.
I invite you to participate in the information briefing and to contribute to the development of a new draft gender plan of action for the post-2020 period.
Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema