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Gender equality and the European Green Deal’s Socially Fair Transition – a thematic focus of the Gender Equality Index 2023

The study's overall objective is to contribute to building the knowledge base on the impacts of the transition towards a low-carbon society from a gender and intersectional perspective. It aims to raise awareness among policy-makers on the importance of integrating a gender perspective into public policies related to climate change in general and specifically to the European Green Deal’s 'Socially fair transition'. To this end, our team will first develop a conceptual framework and select a set of indicators on the gender aspects of a socially just transition under the European Green Deal. Next, our team will analyse the main gender aspects of a socially fair transition to a low-carbon society under the European Green Deal based on literature review, policy analysis and statistical data analysis, including Eurostat microdata analysis. The study will provide an overview of the transition's impacts and opportunities for gender equality as well as gender differences in contributions, behaviours, attitudes and capabilities among women and men to mitigate and adapt to climate change. In addition to the broader trends, the study will look closer at two key green transition areas: energy and transport. In this regard, the study will provide an overview of the gender and intersectional inequalities in the transport and energy sectors. In particular, our team will analyse gender patterns in transport and energy usage, access, affordability, safety and security as well as access and participation in the workforce. The findings will be applied to the thematic focus of EIGE’s 2023 Gender Equality Index report.