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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

Climate & energy targets / POLICY BRIEF
Is the EU's building renovation wave 'fit for 55'?
By Thijs Vandenbussche - 30/06/2021
Youth / COMMENTARY
The youth climate movement: Out of sight, out of mind?
By Sara Viitanen , Melanie Bernhofer - 07/05/2021
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

Contributions

Climate / EXPERT ROUNDTABLE
The European Green Deal – Fit for 55?
Annika Hedberg spoke at and participated in an expert roundtable on the Fit for 55 Package, organised by the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST).

The European Green Deal – Fit for 55?
02 September 2021 - ,
European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST)
Clean energy / POLICY DIALOGUE
The Green Way: clean energy investment and innovation
Annika Hedberg spoke at AmCham EU event on The Green Way: clean energy investment and innovation. Other speakers included Varun Sivaram, Senior Adviser to Special US Climate Envoy John Kerry; Chris Delaney, President, EMEA, Goodyear and Chair of the AmCham EU Executive council; Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU and Tsvetelina Penkova, Member of the European Parliament.

The Green Way: clean energy investment and innovation
13 July 2021 - ,
American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
Digitalisation / CONTRIBUTION
Digitalisation as enabler for sustainable food consumption
Annika Hedberg contributed to a European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) study on aligning citizens' behaviour with the objectives of the European Green Deal in the domains of food consumption and mobility, with the help of technological solutions. She focused on the role of digitalisation in supporting sustainable food consumption patterns.

The study can be accessed here.

Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA
09 July 2021 - ,
European Parliament


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
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