2016 Symposium · May 31, 2016
The role of women internationally in decarbonizing our energy future
The world is on the cusp of a clean energy revolution. Some new technologies can help provide clean energy by harnessing the power of the sun, wind, and other renewable resources. Other technologies can enable more efficient use of energy in buildings, industry, and vehicles. These technologies, when coupled with supportive policies, can significantly reduce carbon pollution from traditional fossil fuels, improve local air quality, create jobs, enhance energy security, and provide improved access to energy around the world. Yet barriers to the adoption of clean energy technologies abound, and the cost of some technologies remains high. By working together, governments and other stakeholders can overcome barriers and advance the adoption of clean energy technologies.