Gender and climate change

Decision 15/CP.28

Gender and climate change


Gender reference

See elaborated language. 

Elaborated language

The Conference of the Parties,

Recalling decisions 36/CP.7, 1/CP.16, 23/CP.18, 18/CP.20, 1/CP.21, 21/CP.22, 3/CP.23, 3/CP.25, 20/CP.26 and 24/CP.27, the Paris Agreement and the Katowice climate package,

Acknowledging the important role of the enhanced Lima work programme on gender and its gender action plan in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the UNFCCC process,

Noting with appreciation the contributions received from Parties and observers in support of the work undertaken through the enhanced Lima work programme on gender and its gender action plan to date,

Reiterating that the full, meaningful and equal participation and leadership of women in all aspects of the UNFCCC process and in national- and local-level climate policy and action is vital for achieving long-term climate goals and noting the importance of taking further steps in this regard,

1. Requests the Subsidiary Body for Implementation to initiate the final review of the implementation of the enhanced Lima work programme on gender and its gender action plan at its sixtieth session (June 2024), identifying progress, challenges, gaps and priorities, with a view to concluding the review at its sixty-first session (November 2024);

2. Invites Parties, United Nations entities, the UNFCCC constituted bodies and relevant organizations, in accordance with their respective mandates and priorities, to submit via the submission portal by 31 March 2024 their inputs on progress, challenges, gaps and priorities in implementing the gender action plan, categorized by deliverable or output for each activity under the gender action plan, and on future work to be undertaken on gender and climate change, with a view to the submissions informing the review referred to in paragraph 1 above;

3. Encourages the Subsidiary Body for Implementation to take into account submissions made after the deadline mentioned in paragraph 2 above during discussions at its sixtieth and sixty-first sessions;

4. Requests the secretariat to prepare a synthesis report on the submissions referred to in paragraph 2 above in advance of the sixtieth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation, to hold at that session a workshop to discuss the synthesis report, with focused regional-level and global-level discussions, and to prepare a summary report reflecting the discussions held at the workshop;

5. Takes note of the estimated budgetary implications of the activities to be undertaken by the secretariat referred to in paragraph 4 above;

6. Requests that the actions of the secretariat called for in this decision be undertaken subject to the availability of financial resources.

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