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Annika Hedberg
Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

Annika Hedberg is the Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme at European Policy Centre (EPC), an independent think tank based in Brussels, Belgium. She joined the EPC in 2010 and over the years has worked on a wide range of policy areas, including climate, energy, environment, health, and industrial transformation. In her role as the Head of Programme, she aims to promote discussion on the foundations and drivers for a more sustainable and competitive European economy. Through her work she aims to explore linkages across sectors and policy areas that are needed for the green transition. She regularly writes, moderates events and speaks on these topics.

Prior to joining the EPC, she worked at the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, a policy think tank in Helsinki, and at the Finnish Foreign Ministry. She has a LL.M. in Public International Law from the Helsinki University and a BSc in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics.

PROGRAMME

Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

PROJECTs

Digital roadmap for a circular economy, An Industry Action Plan for the EU, Climate and Energy Platform, The Multiannual Financial Framework and National Energy and Climate Plans - A co-creation agenda, Building a climate-resilient Europe

Areas of expertise

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

Current positions

Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

Education

LL.M. in Public International Law, Helsinki University, Finland
BSc in International Relations and History, London School of Economics, UK

Languages

English, Finnish

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Publications

Green & Digital Transition / DISCUSSION PAPER
Improving biodiversity: How can digitalisation help?
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 02/11/2020
Sustainability / COMMENTARY
The Farm to Fork strategy and the inconvenient truth
By Annika Hedberg - 28/05/2020
Health / COMMENTARY
Could the coronavirus change the way we think about health?
By Annika Hedberg - 03/04/2020
Green & Digital Transition / BOOK
The circular economy: Going digital
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 17/03/2020


Contributions

Digitalisation / COMMENTARY
Toward a circular economy: The role of digitalization
Annika Hedberg and Stefan Sipka wrote a commentary entitled "Toward a circular economy: The role of digitalization" published in the One Earth monthly journal from Cell Press. The authors argued that although not actively recognized, the ongoing digital transformation can serve as an enabler and even as a catalyst for creating a circular economy. 

You can read the commentary here.

Toward a circular economy: The role of digitalization
18 June 2021 - ,
One Earth - Cell Press
Sustainable EU / POLICY DIALOGUE
SMEs, digitalisation, climate change and sustainable development
Annika Hedberg spoke at the first episode of SME Connect’s new series ‘SMEs Go Green for the Future’. The topic of the discussion was “How Can Digital Innovation Help Tackle Climate Change and Power Sustainable Development?” and the recording of the event can be watched here.

SMEs Go Green for the Future
27 May 2021 - ,
SME Connect
Sustainability / SPEECH
Sustainably recovering from the pandemic: The European Green Deal – Think Locally
Annika Hedberg gave a keynote speech and spoke in an opening session with Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy and Spatial Planning for Luxembourg at the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Annual Conference entitled ‘Sustainably recovering from the pandemic: The European Green Deal – Think Locally’. Her keynote and the conference can be watched here.


Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Annual Conference
10 May 2021 - ,
Heinrich Böll Foundation


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