EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network is partnering with the Clean Energy Business Council and the World Green Economy Organization for the organisation of the webinar "The Role of Women in Green Economy" scheduled for Thursday 10 June 2021 at 11.00 CEST/13.00 GST
The webinar aims to highlight the activities of women in green economy and help participants derive insights on the potential benefit and role women can play as change agents in the transition from the brown to green economy and ultimately how closing this gender gap will be vital as women are key drivers to transitioning towards an inclusive green economy.
Green economies are defined as economies that result in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says the Middle East and North Africa are collectively losing an estimated $575 billion a year due to the legal and social barriers that exist around women’s access to jobs and careers. As countries in the region work to diversify their economies, numerous obstacles limiting equal participation for women inherent in green growth and the green economy and has not yet been fully realised. Further emphasis on supporting women’s participation in decision-making, taking into account women’s needs means that women must be able to express them. Therefore, it is essential to involve women in consultation, project planning and decision-making processes to expand the talent pool that companies can tap into as they seek to accelerate their industrial diversification away from oil and gas. Governments and companies alike need to take bold actions to improve gender diversity in the workforce today. This is not going to be easy. There is no doubt that this will require not just talk, but a real commitment to action. This webinar will be an opportunity to highlight experiences of successful women business leaders and offer lessons and inspiration on charting a path to inclusive green economic growth.