The BiH ESAP 2030+ project incorporates a Gender Equality, Social Equity and Poverty (GESEP) perspective within its team and in its activities and outputs. Adopting such a lens is a way to work towards “leaving no-one behind”, a key principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is also a practical strategy to increase the quality of the project’s activities and outcomes: applying a GESEP perspective allows for a better understanding of the situation on the ground and people’s relations to the environment.
In this video, we first describe how environmental problems are linked to issues of gender, poverty and social inequality. We then explore why it is important to include a diverse range of perspectives in environmental decision-making and how inclusive facilitation can ensure that such perspectives are represented and heard.
Thanks to the inclusion of more voices, solutions and policies are more likely to be just, equitable and sustainable, and reflect the diversity of people they govern.
Watch the video and learn more how to make decision-making and policy development more inclusive.