Equal by 30: Countries Commitments

Canada

Canada endorses the Equal by 30 Campaign principles on gender equality, and commits to the following actions, with the goal of achieving equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities by 2030 in the energy sector:

  • To implement historic proactive pay equity legislation that will ensure women and men in federally-regulated industries receive the same pay for work of equal value.
  • To establish new pay transparency requirements so that Canadians have information on pay practices within federally-regulated sectors. 
  • Launch a new C3E Awards program to recognize efforts to advance gender equality in the clean energy sector.
  • Ensure GBA+ is applied comprehensively to all aspects of policy development and decision-making, and strengthening the quality of GBA+ with better data and the full consideration of impacts.
  • Create a new Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics to address gaps in gathering gender-disaggregated data.
  • Enhance federal apprenticeship programs so that underrepresented groups, and in particular women, have the knowledge and support they need to explore trades, make informed career choices, and succeed in trades.

Sweden

Sweden signs on to, and agree to act on, the overarching principles Equal Pay, Equal Leadership and Equal Opportunities by 2030 in the energy field.

To reach those overarching objectives the Swedish government has identified the following actions:

  1. Always to ensure gender diversity when appointing executive boards, committees, advisory panels and other similar bodies.
  2. On an annual basis, request the the Swedish Energy Agency, the Energy Market Inspectorate, the Electricity Safety Board and the National Grid Operator, to report on its actions on promoting gender diversity within their respective competences.
  3. The Swedish Energy Agency shall in addition integrate the gender dimension into the RD&D programs funded by the Agency, by ensuring and promoting that gender diversity guides the division of funds when appropriate.
  4. The Swedish government will where it's relevant take an active role raising gender diversity matters within EU and International affairs.

Finland

Finland signs the Clean Energy Ministerial guiding principles for ensuring gender diversity by 2030

Finland signs on to, and agrees to act on, the overarching principles Equal Pay, Equal Leadership and Equal Opportunities by 2030.

To reach those overarching objectives the Finnish government has identified the following measures:

  • Gender diversity and equal representation of women and men on state-owned company executive boards is to be ensured. Objective is to extend the action to publicly owned companies.
  • Pay gap between men and women is reduced by implementing a tripartite Equal Pay Programme
  • Awareness of gender equality in education is strengthened. Equal opportunities for self-development, individual learning and growth will be ensured for all boys and girls.
  • All governmental institutions are encouraged to produce gender dis-aggregated data and use this data is used planning and decision making. In connection with the societal reform, all government ministries define equality objectives and report progress