Welcome to a webinar on how to promote gender transformative solutions for addressing biodiversity loss and climate change.
When being empowered to take the space and opportunity, women and girls in poor and marginalised communities are agents of change for sustainable development. But due to gender inequality, these women and girls are seldom involved in decision making processes and their knowledge is not captured. At the same time, they are disproportionally affected by biodiversity loss and climate change due to increased vulnerability and insecurity.
Ensuring that women’s, men’s and youth’s perspectives are considered and integrated into policies and initiatives is necessary for effective and equitable biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
By connecting ongoing policy processes with grassroot work by women’s and youth organisations – government and organisations can ensure that the work on gender equality and biodiversity are mutually reinforcing each other. During this virtual Development Talks we will explore the need to have both perspectives in mind for poverty alleviation and inclusive sustainable development.
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and as we anticipate the adoption of a new Global Biodiversity Framework, we will gather development actors from global to local level to share and learn about the emerging evidence and how we can achieve better results by promoting both gender equality and biodiversity together.