Renewable Energy: Powering Equality for a Green Recovery

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Publish Year : 2022
Thematic Area: Energy, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Geographic Area: Regional

Description:

Infographics and videos on Renewable Energy: Powering Equality for a Green Recovery. Three women leaders from Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Viet Nam.

 Why Bangladesh:

  • Bangladesh is vulnerable to climate change due to its low-lying topography and high-levels of poverty.
  • There is a lack of engagement of women across the renewable energy sector.
  • Time spent on unpaid care and domestic work has increased significantly since COVID-19, while overall sales of renewable energy products have decreased as communities save cash for essential needs.
  • Even as more women become qualified to work in the renewable energy sector, social norms still prevent them from gaining employment.

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Why Cambodia:

  • The agriculture sector is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its dependence on a rain fed system.
  • Time spent on unpaid care and domestic work has increased since COVID-19, while willingness to invest in renewable energy equipment has decreased as communities save cash for essential needs.
  • While renewables-powered technologies can greatly benefit women farmers, families may struggle to afford them.
  • Gender norms limit women’s ability to grow their network, give them less access to information and new technology and promotes male bias in decision-making.

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Why Viet Nam:

  • Women farmers, especially those from marginalized groups, miss out on the benefits of renewable energy technologies because their voice in decision-making is limited.
  • Most jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math are traditionally seen as suitable only for men so women are significantly underrepresented.
  • Renewable energy is not being maximized for creating livelihoods and developing enterprises due to the lack of awareness on how it can be applied for this purpose.
  • Time spent on unpaid care and domestic work has increased significantly since COVID-19, while overall sales of renewable energy products have decreased as communities save cash for essential needs.

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