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Gender Equality in Low-Carbon Economies
Date: Wednesday November 13, 2019, at 17.15-18.45
Venue: Metsätalo, Lecture hall 6, Unioninkatu 40, 3rd floor, Helsinki
Welcome to the public talk by Professor Bipasha Baruah:
"Gender Equality in Low-Carbon Economies: Continuities, Contradictions, Disruptions"

Date: Wednesday November 13, 2019, at 17.15-18.45
Venue: Metsätalo, Lecture hall 6, Unioninkatu 40, 3rd floor, Helsinki

Concerns about environmental sustainability and fossil-fuel insecurity have motivated countries around the world to transition to clean energy supplies derived from renewables such as solar, hydro, bioenergy, geothermal and wind. Since producing and distributing renewables is more labor-intensive than producing and distributing fossil fuels, this shift is creating new employment opportunities and addressing energy poverty in remote or under-served communities. Although there is tremendous potential to create employment in renewable and clean energy almost everywhere in the world, there is growing concern that women, who are already underrepresented in the sector, will become even more marginalized if gender equity policies and programs are not proactively planned and implemented. This paper identifies opportunities and constraints for women’s employment in renewable and clean energy in industrialized, emerging and developing economies, and makes recommendations for optimizing their participation.

Bipasha Baruah is the Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues at Western University. Dr. Baruah earned a PhD in environmental studies from York University, Toronto in 2005. Her current research aims to understand how to ensure that a global low-carbon economy will be more gender equitable and socially just than its fossil-fuel based predecessor. Dr. Baruah serves frequently as an expert reviewer, consultant and advisor to international development and environmental protection organizations. The Royal Society of Canada named Dr. Baruah to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2015. “The College” is Canada’s only national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. Every year, it names individuals who have made exceptional professional contributions to Canada and the world within 15 years of completing their doctorates. Webpage: http://publish.uwo.ca/~bbaruah/

Free of charge, open to all! Welcome!

Organizers: Gender Studies – Department of Cultures, WeAll – Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life, Climate Sustainability in the Kitchen – Everyday Food Cultures in Transition

Accessibility: The fully accessible entrance to the building is in Unioninkatu 40, via inner courtyard. There is lift access between the floors. The entrance hall has a fully accessible toilet.
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13.11.2019 17:15-18:45
Helsinki, Finland