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Ottawa, May 25 (Canadiqn-Media): The the second anniversary of the Equal by 30 campaign, co-launched by the Governments of Canada and Sweden in May 2018 was marked on May 25 by Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, May 25 marked , media reports said.
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Amidst COVID-19 pandemic's unprecedented and extensive impact on global energy sector, Government of Canada remains committed to building a clean energy future that strengthens the economy, creates good jobs and supports our natural resource sectors.
Under the international Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative, Equal by 30 is a campaign is a joint effort by the Clean Energy Ministerial and the International Energy Agency to advance gender equality in the energy sector.
According to research, energy companies with diversity in leadership show higher profits, greater innovation and lower risk.
Yet women represent just 23 percent of energy sector employees and 18 percent of energy executive roles. This is significantly lower than almost any other sector.
Signatories to this global campaign, committed to take concrete actions to close the gender gap by fostering equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities by 2030 include industry associations, companies, non-profit organizations, and governments worldwide.
“Achieving gender equality in the energy sector isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s the smart thing to do. Through the Equal by 30 campaign we are working with like-minded countries and organizations to get there,” said O’Regan.
Besides Canada Signatories include 11 other federal governments of Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.