Last week, presentation of the research “Women and Men in the Ukrainian Energy Sector” was held. The research was conducted during 2018 and early 2019 to identify possible ways to resolve the problem of gender imbalance in the Ukrainian energy sector in order to ensure its sustainable and socially fair development.
The energy sector has been regarded as an exclusively “male” industry during a long time, with employment options for women opening up only at the end of 1970s. Even though the share of women engaged in the energy sector is growing, they still constitute only 20-25% of all the oil and gas industry workforce of industrially developed countries.
The transition of energy sector towards clean and safe renewable energy sources will allow Ukraine to build a new strong economy and break out of the continuous socio-economic decline, to help the international community in solving the problem of climate change, and to enhance security and welfare of its people.
Members of the Parliament from the Committee on Fuel and Energy sector, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, mayors of single-industry coal cities, jpurnalists, representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and civil society took part in the study visit to Germany on "Perspectives of development beyond coal."
Since many countries in East and Southeast Europe have much in common from perspective of climate policies and EU-integration development vector, Heinrich Boell Foundation Offices in Belgrade and Kiev organized a panel discussion entitled “EU enlargement: increasing the climate ambition?” on November 16, 2016 in Marrakech, during the Conference of Parties to UNFCCC UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22).
The energy sector in Ukraine is undergoing a fundamental transition. Yet, to overcome old structures and deep-rooted corruption, Ukraine needs a clear long-term strategy on the transition to green economy and sustainable energy. German and the EU technical support can play a key role in this process.
Infographics presents the main results of the study "Women and Men in the Energy Sector of Ukraine", which was carried out in 2018 - early 2019 with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Bureau of Kyiv-Ukraine by the State Institution "Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine"
This publication presents results of a study conducted by the Eastern-Ukrainian Center for Civic Initiatives in cooperation with partner organizations from the Coalition of human rights organizations and initiatives “Justice for Peace in Donbas” with support of the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Office in Ukraine.