Counting on a Sustainable Future: 
Global Conference on Gender and Environment Data

An official event of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28)

For a sustainable future, we need gender and environment data to show us the way, but do we have enough? 

As part of existing global efforts to expand the understanding of the gender-environment nexus, the Offices of the President of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) and the UN Climate Change High Level Champions, UNFCCC, UN Women, IUCN, and WEDO convened a global conference on gender and environment data, from 28-29 November 2023. Speakers and participants included UN Agencies, government officials and policy makers, leaders and commitment makers of the Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition and the Gender Environment Data Alliance (GEDA), private foundations, civil society organizations, indigenous leaders and local communities and academia. More than 200 participants (in-person and virtually) came together to signal the need for urgent action to increase the collection and use of gender and environment data to fuel gender-responsive climate and environment action globally. 

To see the official event page, please click here.

The outcome of the Conference and its discussions, the Call to Action calls on all world leaders, policymakers, key actors in gender and environment data systems, and decision-makers to urgently:

  1. Promote and prioritize the production of gender and environment data, in an ethical and transparent way.
  2. Accelerate the use and uptake of gender-environment data for decision-making, program development, monitoring, research and advocacy.
  3. Finance and invest in gender-environment data production and use.
  4. Ensure global, regional and national statistical and data governance processes are inclusive.
  5. Create and strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships for gender and environment data.

Read the full text of the Call to Action of the Gender and Environment Data Conference here! 

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