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Women and the Energy Revolution in Asia

Authors: Mohideen, Reihana

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  • Outlines and assesses multiple pathways towards gender equality through energy access
  • Discusses energy systems modelling, its importance to energy sector development, and how traditional approaches to modelling are being challenges by 21st century challenges
  • Considers the potential for developing countries to “leap-frog” stages in energy transition
  • Identifies significant and quantifiable gender benefits and impacts of rural electrification programs in South Asia
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This book examines the low-carbon energy transition taking place in developing Asia, in the context of persisting social and gender inequalities, the threat of climate change which has necessitated the decarbonisation of industry, and examines how developing Asia can ‘leap-frog’ the carbon-emitting stages that more developed economies have passed through, while simultaneously ‘leap-frogging’ social and gender equity gaps. The book uses the concept of ‘disruptive technologies’, an area of study that assesses the potential of certain technologies to disrupt the status quo and the concept of socio-technical frameworks, where social considerations are factored in to engineering systems and models. Using case studies and methodologies drawn from interdisciplinary approaches to engineering, and from development studies, science and technology studies and feminist approaches, it assesses how the low-carbon energy transition potentially provides poor women in developing Asia the opportunity to get on board at the early phase of these changes and influence and even transform their societies and lives.

About the authors

Dr Reihana Mohideen is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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“Dr Mohideen’s work makes a fundamental contribution to our understanding of the transformative benefits that can be achieved for gender equity and social inclusion through renewable energy programs...if we take the right steps.” (Associate Professor Greg Adamson, University of Melbourne, and former President, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women and the Energy Revolution in Asia
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0230-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0230-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0229-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 84
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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