Impact story: Urban Resilience for All
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In recognition of the fact that achieving gender equality is central to building a just, prosperous and sustainable future, much of the world has begun to advocate more firmly for the empowerment of women and girls in recent times.
Gender equality is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 5), and in the nature and climate space, several international frameworks, bodies and treaties – including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – have adopted gender action plans and established guidelines for the mainstreaming of gender into national biodiversity and climate change strategies and projects.
By making gender equality central to our work, the UNA programme has helped to ensure that women can participate equally in urban development decision-making, and actively contribute to the planning and implementation of gender-responsive nature-based solutions (NBS).