WiRE: Women & the Energy Transition in the Arctic

Kelsey Brasil

January 19, 2022, 10:00AM - 11:30AM America/Halifax (set your timezone)





Industrial sectors - including the energy sector - have traditionally been male dominated and structural inequalities persist as women´s participation in the energy sector continues to be below that of the broader economy. At the same time, the role of greater gender diversity as instrumental for sustainable development, innovation and inclusive solutions is undeniable. The growing renewable sector and the accelerated shift towards sustainable grids will require the inclusion of gender perspectives both in terms of the impacts of energy projects and in terms of gender representation and empowerment.<br /> <br /> Women have provided important contributions in shaping revolutionary and creative policies and frameworks for a smart transition.<br /> <br /> The event is organized by the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network and Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) International, in cooperation with the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Canada to Iceland, the Embassy of Iceland to Canada, the Northeast Iceland Regional Development Agency, SSNE (Iceland), the Directorate of Equality, (Iceland), and Electricity Human Resources Canada, EHRC (Canada).


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