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February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

Women and the Green Transition. How can we make it a just transition?

Is the green transition creating opportunities or barriers for women? Is it opening doors for employment, leadership roles and fair pay or creating setbacks?

 

The challenge of the green transition is not just one of shifting to a lower carbon economy. It is also challenging to ensure that the transition’s societal costs and benefits are distributed in a way that can be considered just. Therefore, the green transition is geared towards rethinking and reformulating the current economic model to promote a socially and environmentally equitable change to protect the environment and transform decent work into reality.

The low-carbon world will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the UK. PwC has estimated that the energy sector alone will require 250,000 more employees; however, reports say that women could take only a quarter of these jobs by 2030.

The World Economic Forum warns of an emerging gender crisis in the world of work as the opportunities for women to participate equally are steeply declining. Furthermore, the climate crisis will amplify existing inequalities and reverse some of the gains achieved in gender parity which will bring about significant economic repercussions for women. Women will be disproportionately impacted by climate change; however, they are still less likely than men to enjoy the benefits of the fast-growing green economy.

In this event, we will explore with PwC and Women in Sustainability the role that businesses and communities of professionals can play to ensure the green transition is a just transition.

 

This event is kindly being hosted by PwC at their offices in London.

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Yousra Salem, WINS London Lead
Email:
london@womeninsustainability.net
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