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2019-08-15 17:23
Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs

APEC Workshop on women's empowerment in energy field is the first of its kind aiming to promote wome's participation in energy transition in the APEC region

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A Workshop on the Path to Inclusive Energy Transition in the APEC Region: how to enhance women's empowerment in the energy field will be hosted by the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs during 5th-6th August in Howard Civil Service International House. This workshop is the first APEC workshop that addresses cross-cutting issues between energy and women, and is an activity under the APEC project-"Enhancing women's Empowerment in Energy Field: Mapping Energy Policies with Gender Perspective", funded by APEC Sub-Fund on Women and the Economy in 2018.

Experts from APEC economies, including Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Chinese Taipei, US, and Viet Nam will join the workshop to share the successful stories and experiences of women's participation in promoting clean energy programs and in formulating energy policies, and to discuss future cooperation on how to further advance women's engagement and empowerment in energy field.

The Bureau of Energy states advancing women's economic participation has been one of the priorities of APEC in recent years; yet, attention to women's participation in the energy field is still in the preliminary stage. To address the lack of planning, examining and evaluating energy policies from a gender perspective, therefore, this workshop, in line with APEC's energy intensity reduction and renewable energy doubling goals, is set to have discussions among APEC member economies on the policies that will help enhance human resources and technologies of female. This also demonstrates that the focus on the interconnection between energy transition and gender diversity/equality has gradually been incorporated in APEC's agenda in pursuing sustainable and inclusive growth.

The result of this workshop will be compiled in a policy recommendation paper to be reported to the APEC Energy Working Group and APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy, and provides references for APEC's further action on enhancing women's empowerment in the energy field.

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