The Group of the Chief Scientific Advisers to the European Union recommend that “the transition to carbon-neutrality must be just and fair”. Equally the Just Transition Mechanism states that “in order to be successful and socially acceptable for all, the transition has to be fair and inclusive” and all possible mechanisms should be deployed to mitigate adverse consequences. To understand what these issues mean in practice please consult the gEneSys summary of Gender Gaps in the Definitions, Analyses and Implementations of SDGs.
This project contributes to the key EU ambitions:
- Achieve a better understanding of gendered power relations for which it will assemble the evidence base with theoretical underpinnings and gendered analysis of power relations in the social, economic, environmental, governance and technological spheres of energy transition
- Help reverse socio-economic and cultural inequalities affecting women in particular by demonstrating how to:
- advance more women to participate in and influence the processes and outcomes of energy transition
- integrate gender perspective into implementations of SDGs, and
- show how applying gender lens to knowledge on energy transition can help achieve equitable, fair and just energy transition outcomes.