Under the European Green Deal’s bold EU climate and energy policies, every single EU citizen will be directly affected. As part of the commitment to ‘leave no one behind’, it is vital to mitigate and alleviate any excessive or undesirable outcomes that could disproportionately impact specific gender or social groups. On top of this, all citizens – regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status and/or sexual orientation – should be able to actively contribute to and help shape these truly society-transforming policies.
Negotiations on the Fit for 55 are happening right now, when Europe is being buffeted by several major crises, from high energy prices to rampant inflation. This puts additional pressure on delivering and maintaining a gender and social justice approach – not only to mitigate energy poverty but also account for any possible gender imbalances that could inadvertently manifest themselves in the Fit for 55 package. To ensure a just transition, citizens should be able to contribute to policy making.
In this event we will explore how far and to what extent policies under the European Green Deal are being designed and implemented in line with a gender-sensitive approach and how further gender and social inequalities can be mitigated.
The event is being held as the culmination of a study for the European Parliament’s FEMM Committee which requested an in-depth assessment of the possible impact of the Fit for 55 Package on the gender dimension.
Where: Online and CEPS (Place du Congrès 1, Brussels, Belgium)
Registration will close on December 7th, 16:30 (CET). Click here!