News from the GEF >>
>> A new Policy on Gender Equality for the GEF
A new Policy on Gender Equality
A new Policy on Gender Equality for
A new Global Environment Facility (GEF) Policy on Gender Equality was approved
today at the 53rd meeting of the GEF Council taking place in Washington, DC. The
policy marks GEF’s increased ambition to address gender equality and promote
women’s empowerment across its operations, and, in particular, in its projects
and programs. It is a logical step stemming from the increased attention to
gender equality and women’s empowerment by the conferences of the parties to the
multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) that the GEF serves, and the
Sustainable Development Goals that call for gender-responsive approaches and
“The GEF partnership has seen progress in the area of gender equality in
environmental work, but it’s not enough”, said Ms. Francoise Clottes, GEF
Director of the Policy, Partnership, and Operations Unit. “By explicitly
recognizing that efforts to combat environmental degradation and those to
address gender inequality can be mutually supportive, this new Policy will help
the GEF to more actively catalyze projects and actions that have the potential
to materialize greater environmental impact through gender-responsive approaches
The new Policy underscores the importance of gender equality and women’s
empowerment for the GEF’s work. Men and women use natural resources differently
and, as a result, environmental conditions have different impacts on men and
women. Despite promising reforms, women still have less access to land, water
and other productive natural resources due to gender-discriminatory social and
cultural norms. These inequalities do not only increase the negative effects of
environmental degradation on women and girls, but also limit the equal
participation, voice, and decision-making of women in environmental
negotiations, policies, and projects. Targeting gender gaps in areas such as
control over natural resources, access to benefits and services, and
participation and decision-making will not only contribute to greater gender
equality, but also help unleash women’s potential as key agents of change in
support of GEF’s mandate to achieve global environmental benefits.
Read more at:
ÑÎÎÁÙÅÍÈß Î ÐÀÑÏÐÎÑÒÐÀÍÅÍÈÈ Â ÌÀ
ABOUT CENN INFORMATION SERVICE
CENN lists are created to maintain e-mail discussions of the members of the
Caucasus Environmental NGO Network. CENN provides to the subscribers information
on environmental issues and other relevant topics from the world and South
Caucasus Region daily via email network, and the information bulletin every end
of the month. The current number of CENN mailing list members exceeds 23,000.
CENN has been distributing information since 1998.
WanT TO DISSEMINATE INFORMATION?
If you would like information about your organization and/or activities to be
distributed via the CENN mailing lists and your voice be heard around the world,
please send your information to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more detailed information about CENN Announcement Distribution Service
please view the Terms
CENN does not take
responsibility for the content of external Internet sites or sources to which
information in the CENN mailing list may refer.
CENN team does its best to ensure that the information provided is accurate and
up to date, it reserves the right to make corrections.
CENN retains the right not to disseminate information consisting hate speech and
REPRODUCTION OF ARTICLES
Any copying, redistribution or republication of the information distributed by
CENN is allowed only if the source is quoted with a hyperlink – www.cenn.org.
Permission to link
to the CENN website from any site is not required, but