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Training on Integration of Gender Aspects into Environmental Policies of Local Governments

Training on Integration of Gender Aspects into Environmental Policies of Local Governments

30 September 2021 10:00 - 16:15

This training workshop addresses local authorities and regional agencies in Serbia to support them in integrating a gender perspective into environmental policies and measures. Serbia has recently adopted a Law on Gender Equality that calls upon environmental authorities to take gender equality into consideration. According to the provisions of the law, local authorities are required to mainstream gender into their plans, projects and policies in environmental protection.

The event is part of a series of training workshops on gender mainstreaming in environmental policies supported by the UNECE Environment Division upon request of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Serbia. The first two workshops were held online and were supplemented by a toolbox ‘How to mainstream gender in environmental policy’. The main objective of the training is to raise awareness of local authorities on integration of gender aspects into environmental policies and activities. Representative from regional agencies, cities and municipalities are invited to this event.


Guidance: Gender Mainstreaming in Environmental Policy


Recent activities on gender mainstreaming by the Ministry and provisions of the Law on Gender Equality, Ms. Biljana Filipovic, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environmental Protection

Overview of gender aspects in urban planning, transport, waste management, water, and disaster risk reduction and good practices, Ms. Gotelind Alber, UNECE Consultant

What do we know about gender and energy efficiency in Serbia, Ms. Natalija Ostojic, UN Women 

Gender mainstreaming of local climate change policies, Prof. Marija Babovic, UNDP Consultant 

Gender screening and assessment of programmes and policies, Ms. Gotelind Alber, UNECE Consultant

Use of gender responsive budgeting to finance local initiatives  English  Serbian, Ms. Olja Lekovic, UN Women