COP28 Networking Event: Government & business united for a gender equal energy transition


Please note that participation in this event is only possible for individuals possessing a valid COP28 Green Zone accreditation. Attendees must present their accreditation upon entry at the COP28 venue to gain access to the event premises.

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The energy sector is key to tackling climate change and achieving the 1.5° target. According to IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook 2022, employment in the energy sector could grow to 139 million jobs by 2030, with renewables accounting for 38.2 million and other energy transition technologies for 74.2 million, if we stay on track with the 1.5°C pathway.  However, the energy sector displays even more disparities regarding gender equality and equal representation than other economic sectors. Women are severely underrepresented in all professional levels, but especially in decision-making or technical positions, while making half of the affected end users of energy.

The achievement of the 1.5° target will rely significantly on female experts and their contributions. Not only to increase the global talent pool but also to boost efficiency: A growing number of studies indicate that diversity in teams yields better results and more sustainable business choices. To attain this objective, we must dismantle gender-related barriers, necessitating a synergy of both political and economic measures. Hence, dedicated individuals from diverse spheres, with a particular emphasis on government and business, must unite in concerted efforts for a genuinely gender-equal and fair energy transition.

The Women Energize Women initiative’s aim is to empower, motivate, inform, inspire and connect women working in the energy sector across the world by offering interactive events, important information and general knowledge on the state of gender equality in the energy sector. By shedding light on best practices and female role models the initiative unites committed people to work towards a holistic, sustainable and gender equal energy system together.

This networking event is organized in cooperation with Siemens and GWNET. After brief welcoming words, this event aims to bring together dedicated women and allies from government and business for an informal gathering.



09:15 - 09:30    Arrival of guests

09:30 – 09:45   Welcoming Words

09:45 – 09:50   Group photo with all attendees

09:50 – 10:30   Networking reception


SPEAKERS (Welcoming Words)

  • Rania Mohamed Abulleil, Head of Finance, Siemens UAE RSS
  • Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General, IRENA
  • Kathrin Henneberger, Member of Parliament, Germany
  • Dr. Simone Peter, President, German Renewable Energy Federation BEE e.V.

For organisational reasons we ask you to register until 6 December 2023.

Thank you!


This event is part of the "Women Energize Women" (#womenenergize) campaign, a communication initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) within the scope of BMWK’s global project Bilateral Energy Partnerships and Dialogues. This COP28 event is organized in cooperation with SIEMENS & The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET).


The registration is closed.

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