At the 11th hour of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (C.O.P. 23), influential leaders have decided to adopt the Subsidiary Body for Implementation’s (S.B.I.) request to develop a gender action plan (G.A.P.) to support the implementation of gender-related decisions and mandates in the U.N.F.C.C.C. process.

This will include priority areas, key activities and indicators, timelines for implementation, responsible and key actors and indicative resource requirements for each activity, and to further elaborate its review and monitoring processes. 

According to the report which was announced by the C.O.P. President Voreqe Bainimarama, the G.A.P programme seeks to advance women’s full, equal and meaningful participation and promote gender-responsive climate policy and the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the implementation of the convention and the work of parties, the secretariat, United Nations entities and all stakeholders at all levels. 

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Source: Samoa Observer