Energy is central to addressing nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today – jobs, security, climate change, food production.
Energy efficiency and energy saving have the potential to address the crippling impacts of the spike in energy prices, strengthening energy security and tackling climate change.

Energy efficiency is also of particular importance to South Africa, where load shedding is estimated to cost the country R1bn per day. This again highlights the importance of ensuring equal participation by men and women in the sector to enhance the capacity of the country to address energy and climate challenges.

The international award-winning Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project is one of the initiatives in the country contributing to the increase in the number of women participating in the sector. With gender mainstreaming cutting across all its activities, the project strongly supports the UN and SA’s focus on
gender equality.

Read the full story in The Green Agenda.