WGRI-5 Recommendations

WGRI 5 Recommendation 5/12

5/12Report on an updated Gender Plan of Action to 2020 and progress in gender mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluation and indicators

The Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention
1.Requests the Executive Secretary to expand the scope of the Gender Plan of Action to include possible actions that Parties can undertake and, as such, requests the Executive Secretary to develop specific proposals in the 2015-2020 Gender Plan of Action under the Convention on Biological Diversity, taking into account the key considerations for Parties, and to present the revised draft to the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting,
2.Recommends that the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting adopt a decision along the following lines:
The Conference of the Parties
1.Recognizes the importance of gender to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets;
2.Encourages Parties to give gender due consideration in their national biodiversity strategies and action plans and to integrate gender into the development of national indicators;
3.Recognizes that important steps in gender monitoring, evaluation and indicators relevant to the Convention have already been taken by Parties and relevant organizations but that additional work is required, including with regard to collecting and using gender disaggregated data and, therefore, encourages Parties and relevant organizations to undertake further work in this respect;
4.Encourages Parties to build capacity to integrate biodiversity considerations into national gender policies and action plans;
5.Requests that the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership continue to consider how gender disaggregated data can be mainstreamed into the development of indicators for the Aichi Biodiversity Targets;
6.Takes note of the document 49 on guidance for mainstreaming gender into work under the Convention, and requests the Executive Secretary to report on its implementation to the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention at its sixth meeting; 50
7.Requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with relevant partners, to collect case studies and best practices, including those from indigenous and local communities, on monitoring, evaluation and indicators on gender mainstreaming regarding biodiversity, including information on biodiversity tailored for women and participatory models, including women in a meaningful, timely and effective manner, and to disseminate it through the clearing-house mechanism;
8.Further requests the Executive Secretary to provide input to the ongoing discussion on the post-2015 United Nations development agenda and the sustainable development goals on links between gender and biodiversity and to keep Parties informed in this regard;
9.Welcomes the 2015–2020 Gender Plan of Action under the Convention on Biological Diversity and requests the Executive Secretary to support its implementation, including at the national level;
10.Invites the United Nations Environment Programme to provide or facilitate the provision of training on gender mainstreaming in the context of the UNEP Gender Plan of Action, to the staff of the Secretariat and, as appropriate, the national focal points of the Convention;
11.Encourages the further development of synergies and a common knowledge base between the different environmental conventions in order to establish a common and comprehensive monitoring framework and indicator system for gender mainstreaming, as appropriate, and taking into account the IUCN Environment and Gender Index.
5/115/1

49Updated from document UNEP/CBD/WGRI/5/INF/17/Add.1.
50This is subject to a decision by the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting on the establishment of a subsidiary body on implementation, as recommended by the Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention at its fifth meeting (see paragraph 7 of the draft decision contained in recommendation 5/2).