Empowering Women’s Roles in the Renewable Energy Sector
The global energy transition presents significant opportunities to increase gender equality and women’s empowerment. As outlined in IRENA’s report “Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective”, women currently face barriers to entry and career advancement in the renewable energy sector. However, mainstreaming gender perspectives and implementing targeted policies and programs can help overcome these obstacles.
As GRA and the renewable energy industry call for a tripling of the world’s renewable energy capacity – to have 11,000 gigawatts installed by 2030, the next area of growth for the renewable industry is the monumental task of propelling the global energy transition towards a sustainable future. This transition will require a capable workforce and the active participation of women is vital not just for equality but as a strategic necessity.