Reading: Energy, Gender and Climate Change

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A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gender dimensions of energy consumption and climate change. This reading is part of a larger study on the gender dimensions of climate change in several sectors such as agriculture, biodiversity, consumption, disaster, energy, forests, health, migration, population, tourism, transport, waste and water. The reading discusses gender differences in energy production, consumption and access in developing and developed countries.  

Students will learn about the gender differences in the energy sector. They will also learn about the low levels of female participation in energy planning and decision-making.  

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss the gendered differences in the energy sector.
  2. How does energy consumption differ for men and women in developed and developing countries?
  3. Discuss the importance of women’s participation in energy and climate change policies. 

About the tool

Tool NameEnergy, Gender and Climate Change
DisciplineSocial Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineGender, Gender Studies, Energy Consumption, Energy Production, Energy Access, Energy Poverty
Climate Topic Climate and Society, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance
Type of tool Reading 
Grade LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
Developed byGenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Hosted atGenderCC Women for Climate Justice website
Computer SkillsBasic