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Is the European Green Deal gender-sensitive?

Energy, climate change and the environment

CEPS & Online
Place du Congrès 1, Brussels, Belgium

This hybrid event is free and open to the public but registration is mandatory. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join this event virtually.

Hybrid Event

Is the European Green Deal gender-sensitive?

How to ensure no one is left behind


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.

Registration for this event will be ending on December 7th 15:30 (CET)

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Irina Kustova

Research Fellow

Speakers list
Milan Elkerbout

Research Fellow & Head of Climate Change Programme, CEPS

Anna Gumbau (Moderator)

Energy and climate journalist

Joy Clancy

Emeritus Professor Energy and Gender, University of Twente

Eva Gerhards

Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Dalli

Megan Richards

Former Director of Energy Policy in DG Energy at the European Commission; Senior Visiting Fellow, German Marshall Fund

Mariëlle Feenstra

Senior Researcher Gender, Innovation and Energy Transition, TU Delft

Carmen Sanchez Guevara

Associate Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Martin Hultman

Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

Kata Tüttő

Deputy mayor of Budapest, vice-chair ENVE Commission Committee of the Regions