Gender and the energy transition in the North: light on dark area

Joy S. Clancy, Carla Sugey Garcia Vazquez, Wynzen Douwe Beau Warbroek

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Energy policies assume that women and men have the same values, experiences and aspirations towards energy production and use. In other words, energy policies are gender blind – neglecting gender-based differences in perception, socialization and values. There are arguments that ignoring these differences can act as a barrier to the sustainable energy transition. How can energy policies be influenced to reflect the reality of differences?
Gender budgeting has been the dominant methodology for engendering policy however in the energy sector gender audits have been tried and tested. One of the arguments for using audits is that represent a more inclusive – less technocratic – approach. This paper evaluates experiences with engendering energy policy at the level of government and organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2016
EventSymposium “Engendering the Energy Transition”: Theory Meets Policy and Practice, South Meets North - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Nov 201624 Nov 2016


ConferenceSymposium “Engendering the Energy Transition”


  • METIS-321369
  • IR-103270


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