Sweden to have an equal energy sector by 2030
At yesterdays’s launch of the Equal by 30 initiative, Sweden has committed to working globally for the principles of equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women by 2030. Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan is to present measures to achieve these aims.
Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. This means that gender equality is a priority issue and that it permeates all policy areas. Today, Sweden was involved in the launch of the international initiative Equal by 30. In the Government's view, gender equality in the energy sector is progressing too slowly, and structured cooperation is needed to achieve the desired results.
"Diversity and gender equality create conditions for new approaches and innovation, and they should be part of the core activities of every organisation. This is not the case at present, and we want to change that through Equal by 30. The skills of both women and men are needed in the energy transition," says Mr Baylan.
Equal by 30 is run by the global energy sector gender equality initiative Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E). The initiative is based on UN Global Sustainable Development Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E)
C3E is one of the first international energy initiatives to focus on skills supply and strengthening women’s leadership and participation in the clean energy revolution.
Sweden, Canada and Italy initiated C3E and the cooperation is linked to the IEA, where C3E will be included in a network of 6 000 experts from the entire world. Sweden is one of the countries supporting the initiative financially.
Global energy meetings in the Öresund region
On 21–25 May, Nordic Clean Energy Week will be held in different locations in Malmö, Lund and Copenhagen. The Nordic energy ministers will hold their annual meeting on 22 May. On 23 and 24 May, the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial and third Mission Innovation will bring together energy ministers from the Nordic countries, the EU and the G20 countries to advance the development of clean energy.