ENERGIA, International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, will present evidence from its Gender and Energy Research Programme in the upcoming two webinars on 25 June (10:30am – 12:00pm CEST) and 27 June (2:30pm – 4:00pm CEST). Access to sustainable energy can transform the lives of women and men in multiple but different ways contributing significantly in improving their quality of life. Despite the empirical evidence suggesting that energy… Read more >
During the 44th G7 summit, held from June 8-9, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada, feminists, gender and women’s rights activists have been mobilizing to present key demands to the G7 countries. In May 2018, WEDO joined the W7 Feminist Summit in Canada, together with 70 feminists from around the globe, to generate key recommendations for G7 leaders to make choices that improve women’s rights and gender equality not only in their… Read more >
Yoselvina Kune, also known as Mama Selvi, is a Christian priest living in Oekam village, a small village three hours away from Kupang, Indonesia. She is part of Kopernik’s Wonder Women Program, an initiative to empower women becoming sales agents of clean energy technologies, such as solar lights, water filters and cookstoves. By selling solar lamps, in three years Mama Selvi reached more than 2,800 people, changing their lives forever…. Read more >
Transformation is picking up speed in the power sector, but urgent action is required in heating, cooling and transport The 2018 edition of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) reveals two realities: one in which a revolution in the power sector is driving rapid change towards a renewable energy future, and another in which the overall transition is not advancing with the speed needed. The report will be launched… Read more >
A new initiative has been launched to boost the number of women at senior levels and middle management in the UK energy industry. The Energy Leaders’ Coalition comprises eight of the leading chief executives from the UK’s energy sector – of which only two are women – who are making a public declaration to improve gender diversity in their companies and in the sector as a whole. Read more here.