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The Sustainable Prosperity for Europe (SPfE) Programme explores the foundations and drivers for achieving an environmentally sustainable and competitive European economy. 

While the climate crisis is a complex challenge to be addressed, non-action is not an option. Prospering within the planetary boundaries requires rethinking the existing ‘take-make-dispose’ economic model, reducing pollution and being smarter with the resources we have. 

The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Agenda provide the direction, and the SPfE Programme engages in a debate on the needed measures to achieve a fair transition to an environmentally sustainable economy and society. It focuses on areas where working together across the EU can bring significant benefits to the member states, citizens and businesses, and ensure sustainable prosperity within the limits of this planet.

Publications

Just transition / POLICY BRIEF
On the road to sustainable mobility: How to ensure a just transition?
By Sofia López Piqueres , Sara Viitanen - 08/12/2020
Green & Digital Transition / DISCUSSION PAPER
Improving biodiversity: How can digitalisation help?
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 02/11/2020
Gas / POLICY BRIEF
Taking the EU out of the EastMed pipeline quagmire
By Sofia López Piqueres - 17/09/2020

Contributions

Sustainability / CONFERENCE
The Power of Green: Digital Solutions for a Sustainable Future
Annika Hedberg spoke during Fortune’s virtual conversation on how digital solutions can transform the way we generate, store, and distribute electricity.

You can watch a short recording of the event here.

The Power of Green: Digital Solutions for a Sustainable Future
08 April 2021 - ,
Fortune
Sustainability / PANEL DISCUSSION
Forum on Local Democracy on Decentralisation and local economic development
Stefan Spika moderated a session at the Forum on Local Democracy on ‘Decentralisation and local economic development’ in Yerevan.

The event was organised by the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP), the Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development, the Association of Communities of Armenia, and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

Forum on Local Democracy
12 November 2020 - Yerevan,
Climate & energy / CONTRIBUTION
Green and digital transformations
Annika Hedberg spoke at the Scotland Europa Members' meeting about the Green Deal as the driving force behind Europe’s COVID-19 recovery efforts and the rationale and ways of joining the green transition with the digital transformation.

Green Deal as the driving force behind Europe’s COVID-19 recovery
01 October 2020 - ,
Scotland Europa


Mobility / PODCAST

Green mobility in Europe - with Lilyana Pavlova, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank
On the occasion of the European Mobility Week, our own Annika Hedberg (Head of the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme) and Stefan Sipka (policy analyst) talked to Vice-President Lilyana Pavlova of the European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union, about the future of green mobility in Europe and the Union’s efforts to decarbonise transport in light of the EU Green Deal.

They discussed how making and encouraging the right investment decisions can drive the climate-neutral transformation of transport; the different actions the EU, and the EIB specifically, have already undertaken and what more could and should be done; and the unexpected ways the Coronacrisis has affected mobility on European roads.

With Annika Hedberg , Rebecca Castermans , Stefan Sipka

                             

team

Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme
Expertise:

Climate, energy, environment, EU budget, sustainable EU, circular economy, smarter use of resources, agriculture, Industrial transformation,  transport


Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Circular economy, agriculture and rural development, environmental assessment and public participation
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Energy, climate, transport and EU policy-making
Programme Assistant
Expertise:
Climate, energy, circular economy, Green Deal & environmental policies
Junior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Climate, environment, energy, Just Transition, Green Deal
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