With Madeleine Albright’s famous line: “There’s a special place in hell for women who do not help other women,” Christine Lins, executive director of the Global Network of Women for Energy Transition (GWNET) ‘passed the ball’ to the Austrian Ambassador in Brazil and in Suriname, Irene Giner-Reichl, to start a round of debates on the occasion of the launch of the Network in Latin America.

The event took place this Tuesday, June 18 at the auditorium of the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo (IEE / USP), during the Dialogue on Renewable Energy and Energy Transformation and the theme of the discussions was The Role of Women in the Energy Transition.

Professors Suani Teixeira Coelho (one of the organizers of the event), Virgínia Parente and Hirdan Costa, project coordinators of the Fapesp Shell Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI) participated in the discussions, along with the Director of Human Resources and Leadership of the Center, Karen Mascarenhas, and Fapesp’s young researcher, Drielli Peyerl, also from RCGI.

For Laura Valente of the Local Governments for Sustainability Advisory Council (ICLEI), it is important to empower women to educate about the energy transition. “Education is a crop where women do very well. And in cities, we have a lifestyle that includes consumption in a very intense way. In any energy debate, consumption is the key. And I think women have an important role in education for consumption,” she said.

Read the rest of the article here (the article is written in Portuguese, but you can translate the page to your preferred language).

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