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Other Acts P6_TA-PROV (2012)321 (11/09/2012)

Type: Acts of the European Union: European Parliament Resolution on Role of women in the green economy

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 09/11/2012

Subject: The European Parliament calls on the Commission to initiate research on gender and the green economy, as well as on women's contribution to the development of green innovations, services and products. Moreover the Parliament calls on the Commission and the Member States to introduce gender equality into all environmental policy areas, and at all levels of economic decision-making, and to create sustainable transport systems which take equal account of women's and men's transportation needs and which, at the same time, have a low impact on the environment. Additionally it calls on the Member States to promote women's entrepreneurship in the green economy by facilitating women's access to it, through the dissemination of data and training workshops and by creating measures to help women achieve a balance between their working and private lives. Finally, it stresses that gender inequalities in relation to access to resources, such as microloans, credit, information and technology, should be taken into account when defining strategies to combat climate change.

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 23 Equality between men and women - Solidarity - Art. 37 Environmental protection - Improvement of environmental conditions - Sustainable development

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