A guide for governments, companies and financial institutions to uphold women’s rights in the supply chains of minerals for renewable energy technologies
A necessary global energy transition is underway as the world shifts towards renewables. This energy transition goes hand in hand with increased demand for a wide range of minerals and metals needed for renewable energy technologies. Transition to a fully sustainable global energy system cannot be achieved without promoting responsible mineral supply chains. Governments, companies and financial institutions that play a role in the development of renewable energy modalities have an important role to play in addressing the unique risks and challenges women face in minerals supply chains to support more gender equitable development outcomes. Here are 10 strategies for governments, companies and financial institutions to strengthen women’s rights in the supply chains of minerals for renewable energy technologies.