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Ensuring just and equitable energy transitions

This brief synthesizes the findings and lessons from SEI’s work on the inequality that exists in energy systems, on inclusive energy planning and on just transitions.

May Thazin Aung, Michael Boyland / Published on 2 April 2020
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Aung, M. T. and Boyland, M. (2020). Ensuring just and equitable energy transitions. SEI synthesis brief. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm.

An energy conservator trains villagers in Magodi, Gandhinagar on the Prakati stove, which is a two sided smokeless woodstove. Photo: UN Women /Gaganjit Singh / Flickr

To meet climate goals, countries will have to transition to low-carbon energy systems. But such transitions will not necessarily address underlying issues of gender and social inequity, and poverty. Women and other typically marginalized groups are at risk of being left behind and excluded from transition benefits.

SEI has shed light on the inequality that exists within low-carbon energy systems  and works with governments, civil society, academia and industry actors to support transition efforts and ensure that they unfold in just and equitable ways. SEI’s related research covers topics ranging from inclusive energy planning to clean cookstove adoption.

This brief synthesizes findings and lessons from this work to identify learning and knowledge gaps, and thus help shape the way forward for work in this field.


Read the synthesis brief / PDF / 489 KB

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