Published on April 1, 2021

Lessons learned from the co-creation of the energy part of the Ida-Virumaa Green Plan

The objective of the project was to provide input for the energy part of the Ida-Virumaa
Green Plan. The client requested to see how a co-creation based approach could be
effective and create the basis for a successful transition to a climate-neutral economy.
This way of thinking is based on transition studies1, which describe them as non-linear
cross-societal processes in which bottom-up innovation, experimentation, learning and
networking have a central role. Management of change in complex systems requires
cooperation between different parties and intelligent testing. Therefore, a process that
has an experimental and practical purpose that involves the parties and enforces their
participation in the implementation of the solutions is very well suited to enhancing the
ambitions related to fair transition.