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  • Ensuring Universal Energy Access and Advancing Just, Inclusive and Equitable Energy Transitions

    Energy is key to accelerating sustainable development and to averting ever-worsening climate disasters. Yet, with this year marking the mid-point of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable  Development, progress on Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) – is insufficient and countries are far off-track in meeting energy promises and commitments. Indeed, we are now on our way […]

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  • Building Evidence to Unlock Impact Finance

    This report documents the findings from a field study that sought to build experience and evidence for quantifying the climate, health, and gender co-benefits from clean cooking interventions.

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  • Working Paper: Powering a Gender-Just Energy Transition

    Guided by the principles of just transitions and energy justice, this working paper by the Gender Expert Group of the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is an analysis of existing knowledge and strategies – research, policies, procedures and programmes aiming to ensure that no one is left behind during the energy transition. It examines challenges and opportunities […]

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  • Mainstreaming Gender in National Energy Policy Plans

    Over the last three decades, the value of gender mainstreaming in policy, planning, and implementation has been increasingly recognized as a key strategy for accelerating progress towards gender equality. In Kenya, since the mid-2000s, government, civil society, international donors, and gender champions have collaborated to mainstream gender in the energy sector. A key milestone in […]

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  • Towards Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Energy Utilities: Approaches, Methods, and Results from Nepal

    The project Strengthening the Capacity of the Energy Sector to Deliver Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Results was implemented from January 2019 until December 2021. The project’s ultimate goal was to mainstream gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in the program and project cycles of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The NEA is responsible for […]

    Type: pdf

    Size: 3,15 MB

  • Building the Business Case for Women’s Inclusive Financing in Last-Mile Renewable Energy Markets

    One of the key constraints in improving energy access in the renewable energy sector is the availability and affordability of financing. For women-owned or -led micro, small, or medium enterprises (WMSMEs) that are either selling or distributing renewable energy products themselves, or interested in purchasing renewable energy products to expand or grow their businesses, there […]

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    Size: 2,57 MB

  • Building the Business Case for Women’s Inclusive Financing in Last-Mile Renewable Energy Markets – A Digital Toolkit

    This tool is a comprehensive resource that brings together evidence, approaches, guidance, case studies, and examples on how those providing finance within the sector can better serve women-owned or led micro, small and medium enterprises (WMSMEs) operating as suppliers, distributors, or end-consumers in the renewable energy sector.

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    Size: 21,26 MB

  • Solar PV: A Gender Perspective

    Gender equality is not only an intrinsic human right and a core development objective, but also an instrument for development. It increases productivity and improves the welfare of families and children while having solid and positive impacts on GDP per capita. Economic empowerment is a particularly effective means for women to gain more control over […]

    Type: book

  • Supporting women’s empowerment through green policies and finance

    It is increasingly recognised that women and girls tend to be disproportionately impacted by climate change and other environmental challenges, especially in developing countries. Yet, little research or policy action has focused on how gender equality and environmental goals can be mutually reinforcing. This policy paper examines linkages and synergies between these two policy agendas […]

    Type: book

  • Two years on: The lingering gendered consequences of COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

    Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the lingering effects of the crisis are multidimensional, even in countries where the virus did not spread widely. For women and girls, existing gender inequalities and socioeconomic barriers have only been exacerbated. To assess the gendered consequences of the pandemic, UN Women and the Asian Development Bank worked with […]

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  • Tracking increase in women’s employment in the renewable energy sector under NDC targets

    In 2019-2020, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) completed its Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy Targets under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NEAR-NDC) Project. The project aimed to generate an evidence base for the link between Renewable Energy (RE) targets in NDCs and its required investments with employment generation to support and strengthen GGGI Member countries’ […]

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  • Women’s participation in the renewable energy workforce in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This study found that women comprise about a quarter of company board members, executives, and managers in the RE sector. While women comprised about one third of RE sector workers, they were largely concentrated in corporate support functions. Only 13 percent of women had higher-paying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related jobs, and 16 percent […]

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  • Opening Opportunities, Closing Gaps

    At the current rate of ambition, the world will fall short of achieving sustainable development goal 7 (SDG 7) by 2030. Slow progress toward access to clean cooking solutions has significant negative impacts on women (for example, harm to health from disproportionate exposure to household air pollution (HAP); safety hazards and risks to well-being; and […]

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  • Energy and Gender in Asia: A regional review

    The ongoing global energy transition towards a low carbon and sustainable future has the potential to bring far-reaching and systematic changes to our societies. This transition offers several opportunities for greater social justice and gender equality and is likely to create pathways to improve women’s quality of life. While making inroads into entrenched social structures, […]

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    Size: 1,23 MB

  • Women’s work is never done: Lifting the gendered burden of firewood collection and household energy use in Kenya

    In rural Kenya, firewood is used for cooking and heating by 9 out of every 10 households due to its affordability, availability and convenience. This study was carried out using social and natural science methods to understand women’s energy burdens and the reasons for the persistent use of firewood. Firewood remains the main source of […]

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    Size: 12,73 MB