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15 Mar 2019 - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a report that analyzes the gendered nature of the conservation, management and use of coastal and marine environments and shares good practices for elevating women’s roles in coastal and marine management. The report titled, ‘Gender Mainstreaming in the Management of the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems,’ is one of several publications on the conservation and sustainable use of marine environments released by UNEP in conjunction with the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4).

  • Report states that contributions of women have historically been underestimated and even “routinely ignored” in coastal and marine management, policy and research.
  • Shares practical experiences, lessons learned and recommendations from four case studies that have focused on specific needs of women and other “marginalized groups” in coastal and marine management.

UNEP Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Branch coordinator, Lisa Svensson, emphasized, that “we have largely been gender-blind in the management of our marine and coastal areas.” There is now increasing recognition that sustainable and integrated marine and coastal ecosystem management “requires gender sensitive and gender responsive planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.” The 2017 UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14 (UN Ocean Conference) highlighted the critical role of women in implementing SDG 14 (life below water) in its Call for Action.

CONTINUE READING ONLINE HERE: http://sdg.iisd.org/news/unep-report-showcases-womens-role-in-management-of-coastal-and-marine-environments/

Report: https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/27633/Gender_MarEco.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

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Publication date: 
15/03/2019
Publication Author: 
CATHERINE BENSON WAHLÉN
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