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Just and effective governance for accelerating wind energy (JustWind4All)

JustWind4All aims to support the acceleration of on- and offshore wind energy through just and effective governance. To this end, JustWind4All develops knowledge, practical guidelines, instruments, strategies, and trainings for just and effective decision-making in on- and offshore wind energy governance. This move towards more effective and just decision-making processes and structures is crucial in the context of ambitious EU renewable energy targets, which require installing more and larger on- and offshore wind farms, speeding up the planning and deployment processes whilst ensuring a just transition. 

JustWind4All makes use of a rigorous trans- and interdisciplinary multi-method research design. It combines holistic impact assessment based on a social-ecological approach with techno-economic modelling to assess a variety of social, environmental, technical, and economic impacts and/or benefits to improve decision-making. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies (e.g., case studies) help to investigate ways to foster wind energy citizenship with a particular focus on participation, energy justice and social innovation. 

Through transdisciplinary knowledge co-production in Wind Labs, JustWind4All makes the most out of novel resources i.e., practices (repowering), technologies (airborne) and untapped European regions. A cutting-edge Wind Forum network enables knowledge exchange and dialogue between multiple stakeholders across policy, community, market and the third sector.

The IÖW team will mainly work within Working package ‘Wind energy citizenship and appraisal. The main aim is to get a better understanding of effective and just wind energy governance through conducting a rapid evidence assessment of participatory practices and social innovation in wind energy and carrying out a case study and mutlicriteria mapping study within the region of Brandenburg, Germany.

IÖW Project Team