IEA UsersTCP: “Empowering all” Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy (Working period 2020-2022)

The Annex supports the design of a more efficient and inclusive energy system by integrating gender perspectives. Based on case studies and best practice examples, country-specific recommendations for inclusive energy policies are being elaborated.

Short Description

The aim of the project is to elaborate country-specific recommendations for integrative energy strategies, to support their implementation. This concerns political interventions as well as technology developments. For this purpose:

  • studies and best practices on gender & energy will be collected,
  • an exchange of experience and knowledge with the International Research Team and "IEA Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E) TCP" will be initiated,
  • current and planned climate- and energy-relevant strategies and laws of the BMK will be reviewed for gender equality,
  • the piloting and adaptation of an evaluation tool for comparing country-specific energy policies in terms of gender awareness will be supported,
  • a factsheet on inclusive technology development will be created and tested
  • a gender analysis of an energy technology development project and the use of energy supply will be conducted
  • a national communication strategy will be implemented.

The Annex is divided into three subtasks containing the following measures:


Existing research on gender & energy is collected and analysed. In addition, best practice examples of measures in the public sector are collected. The main focus is set on German speaking and Austrian results.

Furthermore, networking with Annex 1 "Knowledge & Data Collection" (C3E) is planned/anticipated. To this end, a series of joint webinars will be organised to link the people involved and to exchange knowledge about objectives and methods.

Subtask 2:

The evaluation tool for the comparison of national energy policies, regarding their consideration of gender aspects, developed by the University of Twente in the Netherlands within the framework of Subtask 2, will be supported during the pilot phase.

In addition, current and planned climate- and energy-relevant strategies and laws of the BMK will be reviewed from agender equality perspective (e.g. Renewable Energies Expansion Act, Heat Strategy). The results will be made available to Subtask Line 2.

Subtask 3:

ÖGUT develops a factsheet for the consideration of different user needs for technology developers. The guide will be presented to technology developers in two online workshops, tested for comprehensibility and practicability and adapted if necessary.

In addition, an analysis for energy consulting in Austria and an energy technology project will be carried out from a gender and intersectional perspective.

To disseminate the topic and the results (e.g. factsheet), contributions are planned at central events in the energy sector and at events of cooperating networks and initiatives (e.g. Mission Innovation Austria Week, Highlights of Energy Research etc.). The dissemination also takes place via social media channels, topic-relevant initiatives and interest groups.


Austria, Australia, Ireland, Sweden (Operating Agent), The Netherlands, UK, US

Contact Address

Mag.a Beatrix Hausner
ÖGUT - Austrian Society for Environment and Technology