Justice in urban energy transitions

by Sannah van der Wal

This study builds on previous research by combining the concepts of energy justice and multi-level governance to explore the role of local governance actors in promoting just urban energy transitions.

With this research, Sannah van der Wal analysed the case study of the LIFE project in Amsterdam, which aims to develop an inclusive energy platform for the neighbourhood and specifically included social goals. The study specifically focused on whether the LIFE project could be considered just for the local residents. Through desk study, semi-structured interviews and additional data analysis, this research aimed to answer the following research question: “How is energy justice understood by local governance actors of urban low-carbon energy transitions and how is its implementation influenced by a multi-level governance context?”.