Welcome! DuneWorks is specialised in the societal aspects of the transition towards an inclusive and sustainable climate.


LIGHTNESS is a European funded project which contributes to a fair and clean energy transition. DuneWorks is a research partner in LIGHTNESS working on just participation in Local Energy Communities. Find out everything about LIGHTNESS on their brand new website!

Also check out the project’s LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, #Lightness_EU.


On Wednesday the 19th and Thursday the 20th from 9:00 – 12:30 Nature4Cities organizes a virtual forum presenting the insights and tools developed for NBS projects. DuneWorks will present the Step-by-Step Guide, a reflexive governance tool, and the Nature4Cities implementation model handbook (forthcoming) on Thursday at 9:00. Come and join us!

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Nature4Cities focuses on mapping urban challenges caused by climate change, such as heat stress, flooding and storm damage. Furthermore, interactive implementation models will be developed to meet these challenge with Nature Based Solutions (NBS). The project will specifically focus on a collective learning process that engages and empowers all stakeholders. Interactive modules for stakeholder engagement will be designed and new financial, business and governance models for NBS implementations will be developed.

The ‘Energy business models and systems’ annex in the Users Technology Collaboration programme by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The programme is an international collaboration of 14 countries working together to develop and promote opportunities for demand-side management (DSM). DSM offers solutions to problems such as load management, energy reduction, energy efficiency, strategic conservation and related activities.

We are facing a complex energy transition in the build environment. There are quite a number of experiments, innovations and novel collaborative projects. Relative less attention is paid to the learning capacity of these initiative. TKI Urban Energy and TKI CLICKNL have joined their forces to strengthen the learning capacity of the energy sector and to accelerate opportunities for scaling up the energy transition. MVI-Energy invited Ruth Mourik from DuneWorks as advisor for Uptempo to do research on learning capacity from a transition perspective and to develop a tailored learning method and activities programme for Uptempo.

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