Preliminary assessment of the EU Green Deal’s impact on equality. Survey of current practices and needs of European Equality Bodies
Authors: Siel Hoornaert, Katrien van der Heyden, and Babs Verhoev
In 2022, Equinet commissioned a research paper to explore the relationship between climate change, the European Green Deal, and equality, with a special focus on how vulnerable groups in European society might be impacted by the implementation of the Green Deal. The research paper also aimed at building the capacity of Equality Bodies to address inequalities related to climate change and understand their role in the implementation of climate change policies that adopt an equality and intersectional approach.
The paper written by Siel Hoornaert, Katrien van der Heyden, and Babs Verhoev, assesses the equality dimension of the EU Green Deal focusing on 4 areas: energy consumption, circular economy, environment, and land use. It discusses the results of a survey among Equinet members to understand their knowledge and engagement on climate change. Finally, the paper highlights promising initiatives by Equality Bodies and offers recommendations to both Equinet and its members to effectively address climate and inequality.