May 18, 2018


This report examines the role of women in energy production - a sector which is both critical for the green economy and in which women are also extremely marginalized, studying promising economic programs, financial instruments and public policies for optimizing the employment of women and other marginalized groups (ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, migrants, for example) in both the Canadian and global renewable energy sector.


Bipasha Baruah, Ph.D, Western University
Crystal Gaudet, Western University


For more on gender and climate change, check out our blog post on Gender and the Clean Economy: Moving beyond “just add women and stir”

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