Ensure that the energy transitions address energy poverty
GI-ESCR submitted a statement to the CSW66 highlighting the need to ensure that the energy transitions address energy poverty
This year the 66th session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) will address as a priority topic achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of climate, environmental and disaster risk reduction programs, and policies. It will be an important space for States, women’s rights organizations, and social movements to discuss how can we use the international human rights framework to advance a gender-just transition towards a sustainable world.
In this light, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) submitted a statement to the CSW66 highlighting the need to ensure that the energy transitions not only tackle the climate emergency, but also addresses energy poverty and the deeply embedded gender inequalities that continue to be pervasive in the energy industry. The statement therefore puts forward a set of key policy recommendations to embed principles of human rights and gender equality in the global transformation of energy systems.
The CSW66 ha published our statement among the official documents for this year’s session