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Gender consideration for green and digital transformation conference

Team of Specialists on Gender-Responsive Standards

03 April 2024 14:00 - 17:30
Palais des Nations H-building and virtual connection possible Geneva Switzerland

This meeting takes place during the WP.6 third annual Forum


A green transformation is urgently needed to address pressing challenges, including sustainable energy transition and deployment of low carbon solutions, to fight climate change, biodiversity loss, and reduce environmental pressures. Digital technologies are opening up new possibilities for economic development, policy implementation and the management of public services. They also offer the potential for an improved management of natural resources and facilitate the shift towards a circular economy by filling information gaps, increasing efficiency and making new forms of economic activity possible, including changes in production and consumption patterns.

Digitalisation, circular economy and some other cross-cutting topics are often identified as imperatives, sometimes at the cost of gender equality. We need to ensure that women are also taken into consideration so that we do not meet the needs of only half the planet and neglect the other half.


This conference will consider a gender perspective to the digital, green transition in relation to product regulations and how ensuring the needs of women as well as men will create better regulations for everyone. The discussions and presentations will feed into the future work of the Team of Specialists on Gender-Responsive Standards.

Target Audience

UNECE WP.6 GRS Declaration signatories, experts on digital, green transformations, experts on gender


Welcome address

  • Elisabeth Türk, Director Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE [Bio]
  • Michelle Parkouda, Standards Council Canada, Chair of UNECE ToS GRS [Bio][PPT]



  • Lance Thompson, UNECE WP.6 [Bio]


Gender considerations and climate change

  • Peter Morfee, WorkSafe New Zealand [Bio][PPT]
  • Antoine Nunes, UNECE Environment Division [Bio][PPT]
  • Anoush der Boghossian, World Trade Organization, IWG Trade and Gender [Bio][PPT]


Gender considerations and digitalization and artificial intelligence

  • Gulser Corat, Founder No Bias AI? [Bio][PPT]
  • Alec Fischbein, UNECE WP.6 [Bio][PPT]
  • Ian Gardner, International Electrotechnical Commission [Bio][PPT]
  • Daniela Leveratto, Global AI Association [Bio]