UK joins CEM gender initiative

The United Kingdom has joined the multilateral Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E International) initiative, working to advance the transition to a low carbon economy through advancing women’s participation and leadership in the clean energy sector. 

Earlier this month, the UK has joined C3E International, the flagship initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), and an International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Program, which is dedicated to closing the gender gap in the energy sector and increasing women’s participation in clean energy.

The UK joins participants from Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, European Commission, Finland, Italy, Sweden and the United States.

We are delighted to be joining such an important initiative and working with other members and organisations to increase the participation of women in the clean energy industry”, Cath Bremner – Director of International Energy and Climate Finance at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the UK said.

“A key success factor in the transition to a low carbon economy will be the ability to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent capable of bringing fresh perspectives,” chair of the C3E International initiative Annette Hollas said. “We are thrilled the UK has joined this effort and hope that other governments and organisations will also get involved.”  

C3E International was established as a CEM initiative in 2010 and has been organised using the IEA’s Technology Collaboration (TCP) mechanism since 2017. Participants work together on topics related to: data and benchmarking, awards and recognition, career development and mentorship, as well dialogue and communications.  In addition, C3E International brings together governments and the private sector who are committed to achieving equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the energy sector by 2030.

For more information, please contact the CEM Secretariat, follow C3E International on twitter or see the Equalby30 website.