The Coupling of Gender Equality & Clean Energy

kristy Sustainability News, Wealth of Networks

Two leaps forward are needed to attain the transition from consumerism

to sustainability: a leap from sexism to gender equality, and a leap

from fossil fuels to clean energy. The April 2011 issue was focused on

gender equality for human development. This issue reiterates the need

for gender equality and addresses another crucial need: the transition

from fossil fuels to clean energy. The influence of the patriarchal

religious mindset in reinforcing gender inequities and exploitation of

natural resources is discussed. If religion is part of the problem, it

must be part of the solution. Resolving gender and sustainability issues

will require radical reforms in both social and religious institutions…

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