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Global trends impacting gender equality in energy access.

Pearl-Martinez, Rebecca (2020) 'Global trends impacting gender equality in energy access.', IDS bulletin., 51 (1). pp. 7-26.


Achieving a just and equitable transition to a sustainable energy system will rest on efforts to address gender inequality. Women in developing countries are impacted by energy poverty in far greater numbers than men, and they do not have the same opportunities as men to take advantage of emerging opportunities that can help deliver energy access for marginalised populations. This article, geared to policymakers, brings attention to six global trends – decentralisation of energy services, affordability, mobile payments, women’s entrepreneurship, urbanisation, and humanitarian settings. Achieving energy access for all, as called for under Sustainable Development Goal 7, will require attention to the ways in which these trends drive or hamper gender equality in energy access.

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Publisher statement:© 2020 The Author. IDS Bulletin © Institute of Development Studies. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited and any modifications or adaptations are indicated.
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Date deposited:18 March 2020
Date of first online publication:19 February 2020
Date first made open access:18 March 2020

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