Energy poverty of women in Poland

realization time: 01.2023 – 12.2023

The project aims to recognise Poland’s gendered energy poverty patterns. Energy poverty disproportionately affects women due to structural inequalities in their socioeconomic status and unequal access to energy resources and services. Taking these aspects into account will allow for a better understanding of the causes and severity of the problem. The results will enable more effective implementation of public policy measures to tackle energy poverty.

In the project, we will:

  • provide knowledge on the gender-related risks of energy poverty,
  • explore the strategies taken by women in energy poverty,
  • assess the effectiveness of policy instruments in the context of women’s experiences of energy poverty,
  • indicate solutions and good practices to reduce the scale of energy poverty and strengthen women’s agency in the energy transition.

A grant from the European Climate Foundation funds the project.


Joanna Mazurkiewicz

Panel on the Social Climate Fund at the European Housing Day featuring Jakub Sokołowski
IBS contribution to the European Housing Day organised by Habitat for Humanity in Brussels.
Jan Frankowski at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2023
Jan Frankowski conducted a workshop dedicated to the transformation of district heating in rural areas as part of the FEANTSA panel during the #EURegionsWeek in Brussels.
International Annual Conference on Energy Poverty (EPAH) in Warsaw
On 19-20 September 2023, the International Conference on Energy Poverty took place at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. Jakub Sokołowski, Jan Frankowski, Joanna Mazurkiewicz, and Aleksandra Prusak represented IBS at the Conference.
Joanna Mazurkiewicz at Freedom Games 2023
Joanna Mazurkiewicz participated in the panel discussion 'A Just Green Transformation? Is It Possible?' organised during the 10th edition of the Freedom Games.
persons from IBS
Joanna Mazurkiewicz
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Jakub Sokołowski
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Piotr Lewandowski
president of the board
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