renewable energy

Putting women and girls at the heart of conservation and climate action

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International agreements on biodiversity (CBD), sustainable development (Agenda 2030) and—most recently—climate change (the Paris Agreement) present new opportunities for engaging women and accelerating equitable action. From Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) processes to biodiversity strategies and […]

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AGENT Energy Webinar: The gender and energy nexus in urban settings

The gender and energy nexus in urban settings This webinar was held on 31 May, 2018. While there is much research and action focusing on the gender-energy nexus in rural settings, there is often very little discourse on addressing gender-related energy challenges specific to urban settings, such as the gender-differentiated access to services, connections and […]

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AGENT Energy Webinar: Energy efficiency as a means to improve women’s lives

Energy efficiency as a means to improve women’s lives This webinar was held on April 19th, 2018. Energy efficiency in homes and businesses is a way to improve the lives of women, particularly because women often are responsible for a greater share of the burden of housework and childcare. Additionally, women’s economic activities, particularly those […]

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AGENT Energy Webinar: Gender implications for energy infrastructure

Gender implications for energy infrastructure This webinar was held on 20 March, 2018. This webinar aims to deepen understanding of the social and gender considerations that surround the implementation of large-scale energy infrastructure projects, as well as to highlight good practices in the sector. Panelists will explore the diversity of opportunities to include gender throughout […]

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Blog: Energizing Equality in the Energy Sector

Energizing Equality in the Energy Sector By Maggie Roth and Maria Prebble Every day, millions of people flip switches to turn on the lights or warm up the house, while millions of others light candles or wood-fired stoves. While most people know that the source of the energy we use varies according to where we […]

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On January 28, 2016, the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), through its University Program for Sustainable Strategies (PUES) and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), coordinated a Gender and Climate Change discussion program titled Género y Cambio Climático: Hacia la construcción de una agenda para la investigación, el diseño de políticas […]

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AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Gender in large-scale energy infrastructure

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Gender in large-scale energy infrastructure This webinar was hosted on November 13, 2015. Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies, to institutional reforms and project development—increasing energy access and providing a low emission development pathways for many around the world. It has been a central pillar […]

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AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Understanding how renewable energy contributes to gender equality and empowerment

AGENT (GECCO*) Webinar: Understanding how renewable energy contributes to gender equality and empowerment This webinar was hosted on October 22, 2015. Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies to institutional reforms and project development, ultimately increasing energy access and providing low emission development pathways for many around the world. Gender […]

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GGO switches on to renewable energy with GECCO initiative

GGO switches on to renewable energy with GECCO* initiative What is GECCO* Energy? While efforts at integrating gender considerations into climate change and energy have progressed over a number of years, they tend to focus on the household scale and there is a significant knowledge gap on gender and large-scale renewable energy, as well as […]

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