MISSION CONTROL ROOM 75inQ
Goal: Stimulate diversity in the energy sector and measure synergy between Global Goal 5 & Global Goal 7
1 – Energy Transition
2 – Circular Economy
3 – Water Transition
4 – Industry & Companies
5 – Public Sector
REASONS TO MEASURE WHO ARE SHAPING THE ENERGY TRANSITION
We measure almost everything when it comes to energy. The stock prices, the number of wind farms, Kilowatt-hours, and thermal gradients in many decimals. Figures and statistics provide insight into why we need to stay below 1.5 degrees of global warming. Years of calculations and excellent publications from climate scientists have brought us here. We now agree that we will have to shape the transition to sustainable energy worldwide. Thanks to data, and thanks to the measurement, analysis and interpretation of this data.
The need for the energy transition and SDG7 are crystal clear. How we are going to get there, we are passionately calculating. Who will make it happen? We don’t know. We don’t measure. No data.
There is no data that provides insight into the diversity of the people who are shaping the energy transition. We will be short of hands anyway, it cannot go fast enough. Every year, every degree counts. For all of us. It is all hands on deck in this transition.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO MAKE THE ENERGY TRANSITION A SUCCESS?
What do we need to make the energy transition a success and remain below 1,5 degrees of temperature rise?
• Decision Quality
• Community Support
All four ingredients get a boost when people look at the challenges from different perspectives and combine their knowledge and creativity.
So what’s holding us back? Are there precious hands still below the deck? In the Netherlands, the percentage of female employees in the energy sectors fluctuates between 14 and 22% (CBS). Fossil and sustainable together, because better data do not seem to be available for further analysis. Because we don’t measure.
We do not measure who is in control of the transition to sustainable energy and the impact that this distribution has on the speed and chances of success. 22% is nowhere near the 35% it takes to break through groupthink. And this is gender alone. What we do know is that in the Netherlands and worldwide do miss opportunities. In the field of innovation, speed, quality of decisions, community support and gender equality (# SDG5).
IMPACT OF SDG5 ON SDG7
Much is written about the impact of SDG7 on SDG5. The impact of gender equality on accelerating the transition to sustainable energy remains a gaping blind spot without data.
It is necessary to provide insight into what the demography of the energy transition looks like. Large groups of our educated population are missing. Let’s get them on deck! In this way, we will find the extra hands needed for acceleration, innovation and support based on data. Each ingredient is indispensable to shape SDG7.
Yes, we can accelerate SDG7 by accelerating SDG5. And this requires data Solid data. No fairytales. Like we always need when talking about energy.
How you can help reach this Mission
Adopt Mission and report male and/or female entrepreneurs and accelerators working in the field of the energy transition
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Adopt Mission and help us analyse data about the impact of gender equality on accelerating the transition to sustainable energy