From Rio to Beijing: Engendering the Energy Debate


Cecelski, Elizabeth W. 1995. “From Rio to Beijing: Engendering the Energy Debate.” Energy Policy 23 (6): 561–75.

Author: Elizabeth W. Cecelski


New perspectives in the energy sector and new approaches to gender issues are especially conducive to reopening the debate on the role of women in energy policy and research. This article suggests that mutual concerns in energy fora and gender circles, jointly addressed, could further both the Rio energy programme goal of sustainable development, and the Beijing women’s agenda of development, equality and peace. While not exhaustive, specific neglected issues for gender research are pointed out here in areas of current and future energy policy concern: promoting the energy transition, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable transport systems.

Keywords: women, energy policy, environment

Topics: Development, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Infrastructure, Energy, Transportation, International Organizations

Year: 1995

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