HYDERABAD, INDIA (October 9, 2012) — In preparation for this COP, WEDO and the CBD Secretariat compiled the gender-responsive language from all agreements in the history of the CBD,  “Gender Equality and the Convention on Biological Diversity: A Compilation of Decision Text.”

From preamble and shared vision text, to actionable language for programming and finance, the policy language in the Convention on Biological Diversity has recognized that the integration of women’s rights and gender equality issues into the mitigation of biodiversity loss, climate change and desertification is not only essential but maximizes the efficacy of interventions, programs and resources. Direct quotes from outcomes of the last twenty years are archived here, as a reference tool for policy-makers and practitioners alike.

WEDO and its advocate allies are currently supporting Parties with technical tools to help turn these noteworthy commitments into action at the national and more local levels.

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