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TARGET 23. Ensure Gender Equality and a Gender-Responsive Approach for Biodiversity Action

TARGET 23. Ensure Gender Equality and a Gender-Responsive Approach for Biodiversity Action

Ensure gender equality in the implementation of the framework through a gender-responsive approach where all women and girls have equal opportunity and capacity to contribute to the three objectives of the Convention, including by recognizing their equal rights and access to land and natural resources and their full, equitable, meaningful and informed participation and leadership at all levels of action, engagement, policy and decision-making related to biodiversity.


Headline indicator:

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Component indicators:

  • Proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments and (b) local governments
  • Indicator on national implementation of the Gender Plan of Action
  • Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, (a) with legally recognized documentation; and (b) who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and type of tenure

Complementary indicators:

  • Percentage of positions in national and local institutions, including: (a) the legislatures; (b) the public service; and (c) the judiciary, compared to national distributions, by sex, age, persons with disabilities and population groups
  • Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure
  • Number of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Number of protected areas that have completed a site-level assessment of governance and equity (SAGE)
  • Percentage of population who believe decision-making is inclusive and responsive, by sex, age, disability and population group
  • Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control

Mapping with The UNCCD 2018–2030 Strategic Framework

Strategic objective 2: Affected populations

To improve the living conditions of affected populations


UNCCD indicators:

  • SO 2-1 Trends in population living below the relative poverty line and/or income inequality in affected areas
  • SO 2-2 Trends in access to safe drinking water in affected areas
  • SO 2-3 Proportion of the population exposed to land degradation, disaggregated by sex 

SDG indicators:

  • 1.1.1 Proportion of the population living below the international poverty line by sex, age, employment status and geographic location (urban/rural)
  • 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services

CBD indicators:

  • Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services (Complementary indicator under target 11)

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 5.1

End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

SDG Target 5.5

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

SDG Target 5.c

Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels

Mapping with CBD - Aichi Targets

Aichi Target 14

By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable.