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Opening Doors: Mapping the Landscape for Sustainable Energy, Gender Diversity and Social Inclusion

Research report
Gender and Energy

Women, girls, ethnic minorities, indigenous people, people with disabilities, and migrants are being left behind in human development gains that have been achieved over the past 25 years. They are being short-changed when it comes to sustainable energy. Whether on basic energy access in emerging economies or executive-level representation at modern energy companies, these groups tend to lack autonomy, authority, and decision-making power. In 2016, women still represented just 40 percent of the global labor force and 23 percent of national decision-makers.