IRENA - International Renewable Energy Agency

10/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2021 08:25

How Renewables Power 12 Million Jobs Globally

Women account for one-third of the global renewables workforce , but their participation varies widely among countries and industries.

COVID-19 pandemic affected women, who tend to work in sectors more vulnerable to economic shocks more than men. The 32% average women's share in overall renewables jobs is still substantially higher compared to average 21% share in fossil fuels.

A just and inclusive transition must be geared towards adequate and equal opportunities for women, youth, minorities, and marginalised groups. Policy frameworks must support decent wages, safe workplaces, and workers' rights.