Strengthening the Lima Work Programme on Gender; Perspectives from Malawi and the CBD


Increasing evidence of the differential impacts of climate change on women and girls in recent decades has led to significant progress in addressing the interlinkages between gender and climate change under the UNFCCC. The two-year Lima Work Programme on Gender launched at COP20 aimed to advance gender equality mandates across all areas of the climate negotiations. Women and girls in the countries represented by the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group are disproportionately dependent on climate-sensitive resources for their livelihoods and have unequal access to land, water and other resources and productive assets.

This paper explores how the UNFCCC could learn from another multilateral environment agreement — the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) — and its Gender Plan of Action.

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