Euroclima+ analyses the low level of participation of women in green jobs in Latin America and shares good practices to reduce the gender gap in the sector
The analysis on access will be published in the first week of March, addressing the participation of women in the green job sector. Female participation accounts for less than 25% of all the green jobs in Latin America. There has been a reduction in participation in this sector of the population in the 2017-2020 period, a trend aggravated since the start of the pandemic.
The study shows that women do not have equal access to jobs, they are more likely to be employed in the informal sector, they have less social protection and their situation is related to low levels of education. They also account for the highest percentage of people with the fewest resources and in vulnerable situations.
One of the most significant barriers to women’s integration into green jobs is the services derived from caring for dependent people and unpaid domestic work.
The study analyses the barriers and obstacles facing women in the green job market and, based on this, presents a qualitative prioritisation of green subsectors considering the potential effect of including the gender approach in the generation of green jobs for Argentina, Costa Rica, and Uruguay. It also highlights some experiences and good practices that have been applied in Latin America and Spain aimed at reducing gender gaps to strengthen and improve jobs for women and their economic empowerment.
Euroclima+ is a programme funded by the European Union, in whose management the FIIAPP participates, aimed at promoting environmental sustainability and development resilient to climate change in Latin America.