Europe

Gender perspective on access to energy in the EU

This study presents an overview of the situation within the EU with regard to the way energy poverty is experienced by women and men and explores through a gender lens existing EU legislation and policy to address energy poverty.

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Women have traditionally been under-represented in the energy sector; they are often excluded from many power sector employment opportunities. At the same time, there is a lack of empirical research documenting the roles of women in the energy sector employment. Studies in other business sectors suggest that including more women in the workforce has a […]

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• The Nordic Countries’ objectives for the integration of gender issues into climate policies • Examples of Nordic-backed initiatives linking gender and climate issues

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Paving the way for gender-responsive FLR: The importance of forest landscape restoration for rural women in Armenia

In Armenia, the forestry sector and forest restoration policy development and decision making in natural resources management processes have been shaped as a result of women’s historical every day practices—which are also often drivers of deforestation and degradation—and yet women’s direct participation in these matters is frequently neglected. Forests in Armenia are state property and […]

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Women historically have been, and remain, marginalized from the highest echelons of political power. As a result, their experiences, perspectives, leadership, and potential are untapped in governance. In international peacemaking, women are grossly underrepresented, especially in high-level processes. There are growing calls – by both international policymakers and feminists – to do more to include […]

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Close the Gap secured a grant from Big Lottery to develop WiRES, and deliver a year’s worth of intensive activity. WiRES created a programme of networking events, hearing inspiring renewable energy leaders in the Scottish Parliament, Glasgow Science Centre, and a host of local spaces around Scotland. It held technical skills events at renewable energy sites at Whitelee Windfarm, […]

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There’s no getting away from it. The statistics on women in the energy industry are appalling. Of the top 100 UK-headquartered energy companies (including oil and gas, power and renewables) 61% have no women on their board, and only 5% of executive board seats are held by women. We may not know exactly what equality […]

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The purpose of this case study is to present the findings of the practical implementation of solar warm water heaters as a new and specifically adapted technology to rural Georgian communities, and its gender implications. The Case Study will conclude with recommendations of how the successful spreading of solar heating can be scaled up through […]

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