Date: March 18th 2022 (08:00 – 09:30 EST)
Description: The Global Initiative for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) organised a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women-66 (CSW-66) Forum titled “Women’s Empowerment for a Sustainable World: Towards a Gender Just Transition”, in collaboration with the governments of Austria, Germany and Costa Rica, GWNET, GenderCC South Africa, International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, Aksi! for gender, social and ecological justice, and the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defence.
The event which was moderated by GWNET Senior Advisor, Irene Giner-Reichl, convened a group of women policymakers, experts, and representatives of civil society organizations to explore the gender dimensions of the energy transition and its implications for climate justice.
It provided a space for key stakeholders to voice concerns on how the green transition may be blindsiding gender issues and to share initiatives and case studies that have been successful in combating women’s energy poverty and boosting women’s participation in the new renewable energy industry.
It was also an opportunity to challenge gender stereotypes and celebrate women’s roles as key actors of change, as well as to explore how to harness women’s full potential to rethink the way we power our societies and reshape the course of the energy transitions to ensure a sustainable, gender, and climate-just future for all.
Watch the event recording.