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Empowering all: Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy

Synopsis

The Gender & Energy Task will gather researchers from the fields of gender and energy in a global network to analyse energy policy and technologies from gender perspectives and provide recommendations for policy design and implementation.

Overview

Task Duration:
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2023

Participating Countries:
United States of America, Ireland, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Australia

Contact:
For more information on the Task, please contact Anna Åberg, Chalmers University of Technology anna.aberg@chalmers.se

Latest From Gender & Energy

Designing household energy systems to be more inclusive, equal and efficient

Bike to work or install solar panels? Gender affects our view of sustainability and how we plan our energy consumption. In a collaboration between HSB Living Lab and the product design studio Boid, in Gothenburg, Sweden, a concept is now being developed for how households’ energy systems can become more inclusive, equal and efficient.

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The women who tear down power structures with solar energy

The women are illiterate and live in traditional, patriarchal societies, but are given the opportunity to become solar engineers and lead the electrification of their home villages. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden are now examining the ground-breaking initiative in Zanzibar, focusing on the social and unequal conditions of the energy transition – and on how power structures can be overturned.

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Gender & Energy Publications

Energy consulting: A tool for inclusion?

This case study was conducted within the Gender & Energy Task and analyzes to what extent the instrument of company-independent energy consulting in Austria addresses different target groups and takes gender and diversity aspects into account.

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Subtasks & Deliverables