Report Review of the Implementation in the EU of area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Environment Gender Equality and Climate Change

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The study primarily analysed two dimensions of the goal K.1: the participation of women in climate-related decision-making at the national, European and international level, as well as the share of women in related scientific and technical fields.
In addition, it also examined the available data and information on gender and climate/energy/transport from the 27 member states of the EU, considering how this is integrated in the development and implementation of the related policies in the domestic context.

The availability of information leaves a great deal to be desired. Sound research findings are rare, which doesn’t hide the information provided by certain gender-disaggregated data, e.g. on the distribution of care work, car ownership or meat consumption. The most readily available data were from population surveys on climate change, the energy transition, consumption patterns, etc. Yet given that the difference between statements made in surveys and actual behaviour is considerable, it is only possible to identify tendencies at this stage.

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