Accelerating the Energy Transition by bringing Gender Balance to the Table
The 75inQ foundation works to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy by promoting gender equality in line with the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations.
75inQ specifically focuses on the convergence of two of these goals, namely SDG7 and SDG5; the crossroads of the transition to sustainable and affordable energy and gender equality.
These goals converge from the boardroom to the living room;
- The boardrooms within the energy sector are dominated by male directors. (van den Brakel et al., 2020)
- The consequences of energy poverty are predominantly borne by women. (Straver et al., 2020)
- The gender component in the energy transition becomes more visible when the growing labor shortage and faltering labor participation in the energy sectors are viewed through a gender lens (Feenstra and Creusen, 2021) as a result of which innovation, strength and speed lag behind the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and reduce CO2 emissions
75inQ has the ambition to accelerate the energy transition by focusing on gender equality and thus making a positive impact from the boardrooms to the living rooms.
75inQ focuses on labor participation and policy making.
In 2030 the stakeholders of clean and affordable energy systems are reflecting the diversity of society, offering equal opportunities for all.
Sustainable Development Goals
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
75inQ believes this is a global commitment that needs local action and national support.
- By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
- By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
- By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
- By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology
- By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life
- 5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws
- 5.B Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
- 5.C Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels
Energy & gender Justice
A just energy system recognizes the rights and needs of the different actors in the system, ensures a just distribution of decision-making power over and access to energy services and follows a transparent process enabling a fair participation of all actors. Dr. M. Feenstra (2021)
The recognition of needs and rights of actors in the energy system.
The distribution of decision-making power over and access to energy services
The transparency and fairness of the decision-making process and the participation of actors.
A feminist process towards women’s empowerment and women’s participation in all areas of life.
The process to reach a gender balance in which women and men have equal rights and opportunities.
The process for acknowledging diversity in society and to include all people to equally participate independent of their gender, age, migrant or religious background, sexual preference, etc.