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  • This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. ENERGIA wholeheartedly embraces this theme. Women are key in addressing the Social Development Goals (SDGs), dealing with the world’s biggest challenges today.  These goals, including SDG7 of ensuring affordable and clean energy for all by 2030, can only be met if women are […]

  • By Tjarda Muller, ENERGIA From September 4 to 6, Kenya hosted the first Africa Climate Summit ever. For three days, Heads of States from across Africa convened to address the ever-worsening effects of climate change and the energy crisis that put the lives of millions of people in harm’s way.  Worldwide, 733 million people still […]

  • By Tjarda Muller, ENERGIA While progress is being made, globally 733 million people still lack access to electricity and 2.4 billion people do not have access to clean cooking technology and fuels. These numbers show a considerable gap that has to be filled in the seven years left until 2030. The gender gap within this […]

  • There is no time to address the crises our planet and our people are facing. Yet, actions to tackle the climate crisis are still not enough. Solutions are inadequate and insufficient to bring about systemic change that can have a positive impact on everyone. The changes we have witnessed do not tell a different story, […]

  • by Sheila Oparaocha, Director at ENERGIA The multiple and severe crises we are facing present us with serious issues that require immediate action. Yet our current political and economic system fails to ensure an equal and sustainable future that benefits all. We need a just energy transition that not only puts people and the environment […]

  • Best side event at this conference! I felt like we were really given a platform to voice our thoughts and that our input was highly valued Bianca Garvin -Global Youth Ambassador for GAUC: Global Alliance of Universities on Climate   Whilst the proportion of women in renewable energy jobs has increased in the last decade […]

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and over 20 leaders from governments and international organizations gathered for the 2nd Meeting of the High-Level Coalition on Health and Energy on October 7, 2022 and called for action to increase climate resilience of health-care facilities and increase indoor air quality through sustainable energy. The Call to Action, focuses […]

  • On occasion of “Sixth International Women Entrepreneur Trade Fair 2022” organized by the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN) Ms. Sarmila Tamang Lama has been honored for “being a source of inspiration for all women entrepreneurs by contributing to the economic growth of Nepal through the exemplary work done in the field of […]

  • At this year’s High Level Political Forum, ENERGIA, UNIDO and UNDESA co-hosted a side event titled “Interlinkages between SDG5 and SDG7: Closing gender data gaps to inform energy decision making”. This event was particularly timely and relevant considering that during this year’s Forum member states and the international community conducted an in-depth review of four […]

  • ENERGIA, UNDESA and UNIDO are co-organising the side event “Interlinkages between SDG5 and SDG7: Closing gender data gaps to inform energy decision making” on July 11, 2022 at the High Level Political Forum 2022. From 5th-15th July policy makers, NGOs, youth organisations, and other stakeholders will gather in New York for the 2022 High Level […]

  • This blog has been developed by ENERGIA, UNIDO and GWNET and is also posted on the Gender and Energy Compact website.    The Gender and Energy Compact strives to catalyze action towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. In doing so, the signatories and supporters want to accelerate a just, inclusive and sustainable energy transition. This […]

  • Maximizing impacts of energy access: How can green and just energy transitions catalyze development opportunities? Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Time: 13:40 to 14:25 Location: Brussels Expo (Palais 7 and 11), Avenue De Miramar / Miramarlaan, B-1020 Brussels Studio 3 – Lab Debate Register here. (CLOSED). Recordings available here. Energy, as an enabler of development, […]