European Green Cities has administered the compilation of nominated experts from around the world, for the Europe-wide Women for Renewable Energy project. The W4RES Advisory Board is now in operation.

The W4RES Advisory Board is composed of a multi-stakeholder list of relevant experts (Renewable Heating & Cooling industry, gender equality experts, business leaders, public authorities, action groups, etc.). The Advisory Board will act as an advisory body to the project and provide strategic guidance to the project at key stages of its development.

Advisory Board members will meet for the first time in late April to participate in a co-creation workshop. The workshop will address potential business support measures to accelerate the renewable heating and cooling sector and how to raise awareness of gender-equitable market penetration.

The geographical scope of W4RES is Europe, focusing on 8 different but representative markets within the heating and cooling sector: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway and Slovakia. Throughout the project, the main reports will focus on the current European conditions that hinder or favor the adoption of renewables in the heating and cooling sector; challenges and recommendations for the above countries; and how women can address barriers to market uptake and drive the adoption of Renewable Heating & Cooling solutions.

More information about the project can be found here.