Women in Renewables Asia (WiRA)

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


Connecting Women to Accelerate the Green Transition

Last November the Dutch Consulate-General in Shanghai, in close collaboration with the NGO Women in Renewables Asia (WiRA), organized the event Connecting Women to Accelerate the Green Transition. In the traditionally male-dominated energy sector it’s important to advance the position and recognition of women, as diversity leads to better solutions.

With this event a connection was made between the WiRA in Shanghai and the two networks in the Netherlands, Women in Energy (WIE) and Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE). During the event the participants joined roundtable discussions and talked about developments and challenges in the energy transition that are currently going on in both countries. Global topics as hydrogen developments, solar trends, grid connection issues and renewable project bankability were discussed.

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From the Chinese side, representatives from a variety of companies active in China participated, including:

  • Solar: JinkoSolar, Unisun group, ZNShine Solar
  • Energy storage: Narada, Shanghai East Low Carbon Technology Industry
  • Offshore wind: GoldWind

To continue our inspirational talks, we will set up intimate break-out sessions with both Dutch and Chinese participants.

Are you interested in sharing thoughts, ideas and experiences with female stakeholders/counterparts active in China? Please share your information and preferences with us below and we will inform you when we are hosting a break-out session on the topics you have chosen.

Register for the hybrid break-out sessions

Let us know your topics of interest and you will receive an invitation to join the break-out sessions on the chosen topics.

We aim to bring together about 6 participants for each session, from both the Dutch and Chinese side.

The event will be hybrid, meaning we will invite the Chinese parties to the consulate and will connect to the Netherlands online.

Registration and participation: free