Does Gender matter in energy (justice) research? A review on energy justice dimensions of the low carbon transition

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The expanding energy justice scholarship increasingly discusses the importance of equity concerns in the context of global decarbonization. How to equitably distribute the benefits and burdens of energy systems and ensure an inclusive and socially acceptable change, constitutes vital prerequisites for the transition to a low-carbon society. Energy, in a Northern context, is seen as gender-neutral; women and men are regarded as equal in their uses of and views about energy, and policies accurately reflect the needs and wishes of the population. In fact the research has shown that energy issues can be heavily gendered. There are also gender differences in environmental concerns and the ways in which men and women’s everyday lives are impacted by energy conservation.
The aim of this research is to produce a gender - conscious database of research on renewable energy transitions in OECD countries. The geographical focus is responding to the limited analysis available on gender on renewable energy in the high income country context. Based on a selection of critical cases and a “narrative review procedure” the paper then aims to identify patterns in the existing research.


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  • Economic Geography
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 12
Publication categoryResearch
EventEnergy Justice and the Capability Approach : Interdisciplinary Perspectives - Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
Duration: 2019 Sep 122020 Sep 13


ConferenceEnergy Justice and the Capability Approach
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