In 2018, the CCICED Executive Committee identified gender equality as a cross-cutting theme and research priority. To support the integration of gender considerations as part of the Special Policy Studies for the period 2020–2021, the CCICED Secretariat International Support Office prepared this report.
The purpose of this report is two-fold: first, to highlight some of the research findings and recommendations of CCICED’s 2020–2021 research work specific to gender, drawing on the final research papers from the Special Policy Studies; second, to provide recommendations for mainstreaming gender perspectives in the forthcoming phase of the research.
As exemplified in CCICED’s recent work, gender equality is increasingly recognized as imperative to expediting progress on environmental sustainability and climate change. Not only is ensuring women have access to their rights an objective in itself but enabling women’s equitable access to and control of environmental resources and their participation and leadership in environmental decision-making expedites progress toward sustainable environmental outcomes. The importance of implementing gender-responsive and inclusive approaches and practices that engage women as well as diverse groups in environmental and climate change initiatives, by hearing their perspectives, understanding their unique needs, and drawing on their capacities, is clear. Many of this year’s CCICED Special Policy studies introduce gender concepts and demonstrate their practical application in progressing gender equality and women’s rights in tandem with progressing sustainable development outcomes throughout the diverse range of environmental topics they address. The 2022 scoping studies on innovative green finance and sustainable trade provided additional examples of gender initiatives.Document Type: Gender Report Year: 2022 Phase: Phase VI (2017-2022)
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