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  • Supporting women’s empowerment through green policies and finance

    It is increasingly recognised that women and girls tend to be disproportionately impacted by climate change and other environmental challenges, especially in developing countries. Yet, little research or policy action has focused on how gender equality and environmental goals can be mutually reinforcing. This policy paper examines linkages and synergies between these two policy agendas […]

    Type: book

  • Two years on: The lingering gendered consequences of COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

    Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the lingering effects of the crisis are multidimensional, even in countries where the virus did not spread widely. For women and girls, existing gender inequalities and socioeconomic barriers have only been exacerbated. To assess the gendered consequences of the pandemic, UN Women and the Asian Development Bank worked with […]

    Type: book

  • Tracking increase in women’s employment in the renewable energy sector under NDC targets

    In 2019-2020, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) completed its Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy Targets under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NEAR-NDC) Project. The project aimed to generate an evidence base for the link between Renewable Energy (RE) targets in NDCs and its required investments with employment generation to support and strengthen GGGI Member countries’ […]

    Type: book

  • Women’s participation in the renewable energy workforce in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This study found that women comprise about a quarter of company board members, executives, and managers in the RE sector. While women comprised about one third of RE sector workers, they were largely concentrated in corporate support functions. Only 13 percent of women had higher-paying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related jobs, and 16 percent […]

    Type: book

  • Opening Opportunities, Closing Gaps

    At the current rate of ambition, the world will fall short of achieving sustainable development goal 7 (SDG 7) by 2030. Slow progress toward access to clean cooking solutions has significant negative impacts on women (for example, harm to health from disproportionate exposure to household air pollution (HAP); safety hazards and risks to well-being; and […]

    Type: misc

  • Energy and Gender in Asia: A regional review

    The ongoing global energy transition towards a low carbon and sustainable future has the potential to bring far-reaching and systematic changes to our societies. This transition offers several opportunities for greater social justice and gender equality and is likely to create pathways to improve women’s quality of life. While making inroads into entrenched social structures, […]

    Type: pdf

    Size: 1,23 MB

  • Women’s work is never done: Lifting the gendered burden of firewood collection and household energy use in Kenya

    In rural Kenya, firewood is used for cooking and heating by 9 out of every 10 households due to its affordability, availability and convenience. This study was carried out using social and natural science methods to understand women’s energy burdens and the reasons for the persistent use of firewood. Firewood remains the main source of […]

    Type: pdf

    Size: 12,73 MB

  • Energy Access and Gender in Ghana: Policy Brief

    In the wider West African region, Ghana is often seen as an energy success story with over 80% of the population having access to grid electricity. Yet, 50% of rural areas live without this access while ‘dumsor’ (load shedding) poses an ongoing challenge for those connected. In terms of gender equity, national energy policy recognises […]

    Type: pdf book

    Size: 396,38 KB

  • Energy Access and Gender in India: Policy Brief

    The connection between equity in energy access and developmental aspects like poverty reduction, health and wellbeing is today well understood. Responding to this, energy access policies and programmes in India have tried to address gender equity within energy access, but much of this effort has failed to create a transformational impact. Until 2018, 680 million […]

    Type: pdf book

    Size: 374,87 KB

  • Energy Access and Gender in Nigeria: Policy Brief

    Understanding the gender dimensions of energy access is essential. Women play important roles in energy system development and their empowerment is crucial in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, many household tasks (e.g., cooking, water collection, and other domestic chores) are mostly performed by women. Equitable access to energy can reduce the burden […]

    Type: pdf book

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  • Energy Access and Gender in Pakistan: Policy Brief

    Energy access is inextricably linked to gender equity, a theme that cuts across the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is imperative to achieve sustainability targets. Yet, energy policies in Pakistan remain ‘gender-blind’, focusing on improving energy access without considering the differential impacts of how men and women access, consume, are affected by, […]

    Type: book

  • AEEP Energy Talks Spotlight: Empowered Actors of Change – A Successful African-European Energy Transition Depends on Women

    A new AEEP Energy Talks Spotlight highlights the importance of including women in the energy transition in Africa. The energy sectors in Africa and Europe are experiencing a radical transition, moving from conventional energy sources to renewables and aiming to achieve access to energy for all by 2030. This change shall be designed as inclusive […]

    Type: book

  • Lecture: Gender equality and the energy sector

    Type: pdf

    Size: 1,12 MB

  • The introduction of electric cooking in Nepal – A gender and socio-technical transition perspective

    In Nepal, 70.4% of the population does not use clean cooking fuels. Electric cooking could benefit the main users (women) by reducing the negative health effects brought by burning solid biomass and saving time by the efficient nature of cooking on induction stoves. However, gender norms prevent women, the main users, from making investment decisions […]

    Type: pdf

    Size: 1,67 MB

  • Key Findings of the Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report

    The 2021 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses achievements in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and selected energy scenarios reveal that at today’s rate of progress, the world is not on track to achieve SDG […]

    Type: book