Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, IFFA, giving statement on food security and gender
The statement was presented at the 12th session of United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF 12) in New York 3 May 2017. In the statement gender equality and food security were linked. Improved gender equality may increase harvests and reduce famine by 15 per cent.
At the COP 23 very little of substance on forests was discussed at the main negotiations. The task of implementing the Paris Accord become an administrative debate on the REDD instrument. The issue was whether a special institutional arrangement was needed within the convention or not. No consensus was established.