Women, Gender Equality and the Energy Transition in the EU

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Abstract

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee, examines the evidence on the role of women in the energy transition in the European Union and the extent of gender equality in the process particularly in respect of the renewable energy sector. The study identifies gender inequalities preventing women from the involvement in the energy transition and career advancement in this area and assesses how the transfer to the sustainable energy model will affect gender equality and the role of women as actors of change. It provides best practices in overcoming the barriers to gender equality in the energy transition and concludes with recommendations to the EU and national decision makers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
Number of pages62
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-846-4669-2
ISBN (Print)978-92-846-4670-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

Keywords

  • Gender equality
  • Energy transition
  • EU
  • Women

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