The energy transition is expected to generate millions of high-quality jobs around the world. This is viewed as a benefit, but it can also constitute a risk if the right workforce is not available. Skills shortages are now viewed as one of the main barriers to the energy transition in the European Union and several Eastern Neighbourhood countries. In the meantime, women are still underrepresented in all parts of the energy sector.
This report argues that a key strategy to address skills shortages is to attract more women to the energy sector and to support them better once they are there. It provides recommendations for various stakeholders on how to ensure a gender-just energy transition that benefits from the talents of both women and men.
Download the guide here: Europe’s Energy Transition