Study on Gender Balance in the R&I Sector to Improve the Role of Women in the Energy Transition


The underrepresentation of women in the energy transition may have the effect that the designed mitigation and adaptation strategies may delay gender equality by 15-20 years. The higher proportion of women in the renewable energy sector compared to the conventional energy sector, combined with the growing interest in climate issues, especially among young women, offers hope. With the right policies, education system, and industry actions, a gender balance in the energy transition could be achieved in the EU. To achieve this, the study will conduct an analysis of the past and the future, which is based on extensive international data and expertise in the field.

There are already several ongoing initiatives to track the role of women in the energy sector using quantitative indicators. The goal of this study is to provide a new, reliable source of primary data. The study aims to produce a robust and meaningful foresight analysis capable of advancing the European Commission's knowledge-based approach to the role of women in the energy transition, promoting transdisciplinary policy initiatives on gender equality, and effectively implementing gender equality goals in the European Research Area.

ÖGUT is involved in the overall study and is responsible for the development of good practice criteria. Also for dissemination, particularly in communication and dissemination planning, policy monitoring, as well as draw up short reports. ÖGUT will also lead the development of recommendations to policy makers. The analysis of key barriers and facilitators and best practices to address them will be led by ÖGUT.

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