The tenth meeting of the CBD COP, in its Decision X/19, invited Parties to consider gender as a core cross-cutting issue in the implementation of the Convention. It urged them to mainstream gender considerations in the development, revision and implementation of their NBSAPs. Decision X/2 on the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity also requested Parties to mainstream a gender perspective into the implementation of the Convention, and to promote gender equality. As Parties revise their NBSAPs in compliance with commitments made during COP 10, there is an important opportunity to integrate gender considerations thus enhancing the effectiveness and sustainability of these instruments.
CBD Technical Series No. 49 “Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender into NBSAPs” can assist parties in this regard. It can be accessed here: https://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-49-en.pdf and https://www.cbd.int/doc/training/nbsap/b9-train-gender-en.pdf. It can also be downloaded below.