Summer scholarship opportunity - Women's participation in New Zealand's energy sector

23 June 2017

New Zealand is facing pressure to invest heavily in new green energy technologies in order to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and pollution levels. According to the most recent greenhouse gas emissions report emissions in New Zealand have continued to increase by more than 24% since 1990, driven largely by the energy (including transport) and agriculture sectors (MFE 2017). As such, green socio-technical transitions are more important than ever, and will likely attract increasing investments in the next decade and beyond. Who will benefit from these investments is less clear. Gender inequalities are particularly acute within the energy sector globally, but we know very little in detail as to how this manifests in New Zealand (PWC, 2015). As such, this research will focus on understanding the gender composition of the energy sector in New Zealand.

More details about the scholarship are available here.

Applications are due 30 July 2017. Submit your application here.

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