The Road to COP27: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Just Transition

Season 12, Episode 3,  Aug 23, 2022, 01:58 PM

The Global Wind Energy Council and The Conduit have partnered this year to drive the conversation ahead of COP27 in Egypt. We’ll look at the transversal issues facing those fighting to tackle climate change, and the topics that will be top of the agenda for world leaders in November.

One of those key challenges will be ensuring a just transition; one that takes every region forward to a world powered by renewable energy, and one where everybody has left polluting fossil fuels behind.

The partnership’s third podcast looks at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and how this acts as a barrier to specific groups of people and minorities to joining the green economy.

GWEC’s Reshmi Ladwa is joined by Amisha Patel, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Mainstream Renewable Power to discuss this topic from a more personal viewpoint. The conversations looks at some of the real life issues that people face in entering or even maintaining a career in the energy and renewables industry, and how these can be accounted for by a lack of diversity, equity and inclusion.