Gender justice in the energy poverty challenge in Europe ! 27 October 2021

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DG Ener and EmpowerMed project are happy to invite you to the EUSEW2021 policy session Gender justice in the energy poverty challenge in Europe!

The session will take place online on 27 October 2021 from 16.00 – 17.30 CET.

Women in all their diversity are disproportionately affected by energy poverty, yet are a strong actor against it. Currently, energy poverty policies are not paying sufficient attention, if any at all, to gender justice. 

The policy session aims to clarify how women in all their diversity are disproportionately affected by energy poverty; explain the gender dimension as an inequality factor, as well as other axes of inequality and vulnerability intersecting gender in manifestations of energy poverty; and propose recommendations on how to make policies against energy poverty gender-just. 

The policy session is designed to connect panellists from different sectors – academia, practice, decision-makers, gender experts / energy poverty experts – in a discussion on further solutions and policies for tackling energy poverty in a gender just manner.

Programme

  • Welcome and introduction – Martha Myers, Friends of the Earth Europe and Right to Energy Coalition
  • Theoretical state-of-the-art overview on gender justice and energy poverty – dr. Mariëlle Feenstra, University of Twente
  • Manifestations of how women are disproportionately affected by energy poverty in practice – Irene Gonzalez Pijuan, Engineers without borders
  • Factors that contribute to women being disproportionately affected by energy poverty and recommendations on how to tackle the challenge – dr. Anke Stock, Women Engage for Common Future
  • Pathways to making energy poverty policies in the EU gender just – Jutta Paulus, Member of the European Parliament

To take part in the policy session, we invite you to register here for EUSEW2021.