A lack of gender diversity in its workforce and leadership is undermining the transport sector's net zero carbon targets, warns a 2022 report by the International Transport Forum (ITF), supported by the FIA Foundation.
The study examines the linkages between gender equality, transport and climate change to better understand the development of policies that can achieve both gender equality and decarbonising transport goals by 2050.
The report identified that a consistent approach to incorporating a gender dimension into decarbonising transport policies for users and improving the gender balance in the transport workforce would have a significant impact. It sets out four groups of 'guiding principles':
Capacity building, knowledge management and communication.
Gender balance, participation and women's leadership.
Monitoring and reporting.
Specific actions accompany each principle for countries and companies to improve gender equality and decarbonising transport measures simultaneously.
This report was launched during a special webinar with a panel of experts.