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Exploring Gender-Responsive Monitoring of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Insights from a July Event

Over six months since the historic signing of the Kunming–Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (KMGBF), the Global Forest Coalition and our allies are working hard to ensure the gender-responsive monitoring of its implementation.

On 26 July, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Women’s Caucus, in partnership with the CBD Secretariat and Women4Biodiversity, organised an illuminating online event with two core objectives: 1) provide participants with a deeper understanding of the benefits and challenges of integrating gender considerations into biodiversity monitoring processes, and 2) provide capacity-building opportunities to equip participants with practical tools and resources for incorporating gender responsiveness into their monitoring efforts.

Juana Vera Delgado, GFC.

The event, How to gender-responsively monitor the implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, convened a diverse panel of experts to deliberate on actionable strategies for infusing gender perspectives into the indicators linked with the 23 targets of the KMGBF.

With a firm commitment to a rights-based approach, the event cast a spotlight on several pivotal targets – Target 3, Target 18, Target 19, Target 21, Target 22 and Target 23. This deep-dive discussion not only underlined the indispensability of these targets but also underscored their potential in fortifying the foundation for the comprehensive monitoring framework of the KMGBF.

Two gender experts from the Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Juana Vera Delgado and Valentina Figuera Martínez, were invited to present and critically scrutinise Targets 18 and 19 of the KMGBF. Their insights gave attendees invaluable perspectives on the practical implications and potential hurdles of integrating gender considerations into biodiversity monitoring processes.

By emphasising gender-inclusive approaches, the event not only elevates the discourse surrounding the KMGBF but also offers a blueprint for integrating gender perspectives into the very heart of biodiversity monitoring.

For those eager to delve deeper into the insights and outcomes of this transformative event, additional information can be accessed by clicking here. As we stride forward, events like these propel us closer to a world where biodiversity preservation is truly comprehensive, equitable, and sustainable.

24 Aug, 2023
Posted in Gender Justice and Forests