Gender equality in the sustainable energy transition

UN Women and UNIDO have joined forces to produce this guide on “Gender equality in the sustainable energy transition”, which provides an overview of key and emerging issues in the gender and sustainable energy nexus, illustrated by research findings and case studies. This guide has been drafted with a view to supporting policymakers and development practitioners in government, the private sector, and civil society, as well as in the UN system, who are involved in designing and implementing sustainable energy policies, programmes, and projects.

The guide builds on the recommendations of a previous joint publication from 2013, “Sustainable energy for all: The gender dimensions”, while reflecting global trends and challenges that have taken centre stage in the years since, including the impacts on gender and energy of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, unsustainable patterns of consumption and production, and one of today’s greatest environmental and development challenges: climate change.

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