Equal by 30: Bringing Parity to Energy Sectors Worldwide
Vancouver, B.C.- The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), in collaboration with leaders from both the private and public sectors, today announced that over 100 organizations have signed onto the Equal by 30 initiative. The international campaign encourages companies and government to adopt gender-equal principles, advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition and take concrete actions to support women in the sector. The announcement was made at the tenth Clean Energy Ministerial conference.
“The Equal by 30 campaign shows how governments and industry, working together in partnership, can bring about real change for both Canadians and the international community,” said the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “Our government will continue to champion the issue of gender equality, diversity and inclusivity as we build a clean energy future.”
“When the Clean Energy Ministerial was launched 10 years ago, our main objective was to ensure that tangible actions could be delivered,” said Christian Zinglerson, Head of the Clean Energy Ministerial. “The Equal by 30 success is another example of how intergovernmental and international collaboration can inform change that will not only benefit our society today but will lay the foundation for the future.”
Equal by 30 was launched on May 24, 2018, at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in Copenhagen. It operates under the banner of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial and is coordinated by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which works to enable greater gender diversity in clean energy professions.
Eva Stepniewska-Wells, Manager of Operations and Communications, CEM Secretariat
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