Vienna Declaration recognizes Island Women as a success ingredient for the SE4ALL

September 10, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

Members of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK) Steering Committee acknowledged that “without the active participation of women, it is impossible for SIDS to transition to Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) and to achieve the SIDS DOCK sustainable energy goals.”

This statement was made in the communication “Vienna Declaration on the SE4ALL Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centre for Small Island Developing States in Africa, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and pacific”, a proceeding from the Vienna Energy Forum, held from 18 – 20 June 2015, at the Hofburg Palace, in Vienna, Austria.

Recognizing that across the islands, women face similar barriers that hinder them from taking advantage of sustainable energy services, investment and business opportunities, the Declaration formalized the launch of the “Island Women Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Network”, established by SIDS DOCK, Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) , United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE).

The Network will bring together the regional sustainable energy centres – the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) to build a strong advocacy group for the mainstreaming of gender into SIDS energy policies, decision-making processes, programs and projects, as well as to give a strong voice to island women.

 

More on: Island Women Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Network

Download : “Vienna Declaration on the SE4ALL Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centre for Small Island Developing States in Africa, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and pacific”

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