Putting gender equality at the heart of the global transition to a clean energy future

The Equal by 30 Campaign is part of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition, and close the gender gap.  It is a joint Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and International Energy Agency (IEA) initiative. 


Equal by 30 is a public commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.

Equal by 30 asks organizations, companies and governments to endorse principles, then take concrete action to accelerate the participation of women in the clean energy sector, and close the gender gap.


Equal by 30 was launched on May 24, at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in Copenhagen. It operates under the banner of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative, which works to enable greater gender diversity in clean energy professions.

The C3E Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) was launched at the first Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in 2010 to advance women's participation in the clean energy revolution. This high-level forum works to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, share lessons learned and best practices, and accelerates the transition to a global clean energy economy. It is the only regular meeting of energy ministers at which they exclusively discuss clean energy.

The C3E is also a Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) under the International Energy Agency (IEA). Through this platform, the C3E benefits from expertise and support from government, industry and research organizations in more than 50 countries.

Both the IEA and the Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat are proud partners of Equal by 30.


In May 2018 at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM-9) in Copenhagen, Canada and Sweden jointly launched the “Equal by 30” campaign, which is aimed at reaching 30% representation of women in the energy sector by 2030.  Parliamentary Secretary Kim Rudd, head of the Canadian Delegation, signed on behalf of Canada. Details of the campaign, its principles and objectives, can be found at www.equalby30.org

Encourage OCNI member companies to become signatories to “Equal by 30” in support of the endeavour and its objectives. OCNI signed up in its capacity as the association representing the nuclear industry.

Next step in the “Equal by 30” process is for signatories to develop specific commitments that, once developed and communicated to the “Equal by 30” organizers, will be put on the campaign’s website. The signatory will then be encouraged to report regularly on progress made.

OCNI will introduce a pay equity plan and will reach overall gender balance in its staffing and board members. OCNI has flexible working hours and working-from-home arrangements that help to support family-related responsibilities.

In addition, OCNI is prepared to make the following commitments:

  • Encourage OCNI member companies to consider signing up;
  • Encourage OCNI member companies that are signatories to “Equal by 30” to aim for at least 30% representation of women by 2030 in company positions in which women are currently under-represented;
  • Encourage OCNI members to identify qualified women candidates for election to the OCNI Board, with the aim of reaching 50% representation of women on the OCNI Board by 2030;
  • Encourage the OCNI Board to nominate a senior leader to support initiatives towards a gender-diverse work environment in the nuclear sector;
  • Undertake to promote “Equal by 30” and its principles, including facilitating the exchange of best practices and knowledge-sharing where possible within the nuclear sector;
  • Continue OCNI’s active support of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada;
  • Help create mentor/sponsorship relationships within the Nuclear industry; and
  • Create a leadership award for a deserving woman in the industry to be awarded at the AGM

OCNI's commitments are now LIVE and can be found at the Equal by 30 website here: https://www.equalby30.org/en/content/organization-canadian-nuclear-industries