Friday, 13 March 2015, 10:30am – 12 noon, Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN): 10th floor

The three strategic objectives of Beijing’s Chapter K “women and the environment” from 1995 are still a challenge 20 years ahead:

• The involvement of women in environmental decision-making at all levels;
• The integration of gender concerns and perspectives in policies and programs for sustainable development;
• The strengthening and establishment of mechanisms at national, regional and international levels to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women.

The event will reflect on the history of women in environmental policy-making over the last 20 years and provide insight knowledge and challenges of monitoring targets and setting regional indicators. What has worked well, what has not, why has progress been so slow.

These topics will be highlighted from various perspectives (civil society and governments) as well as from different regional experiences (the Caribbean, Central Asia and Europe).

What lessons can be drawn from 20 years of implementation of Beijing PA’s Chapter K “women and the environment”, and how can the Sustainable Development Goals due to be adopted in September 2015 provide a way forward for the implementation of gender & environmental justice.

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