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  Sustainable Prosperity for Europe  

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.


Climate & energy / DISCUSSION PAPER
A just energy transition: Tapping into a century of ideas
By Thijs Vandenbussche - 30/11/2021
The European Green Deal: How to turn ambition into action
By Annika Hedberg - 04/11/2021
General news / NEWS
Annual Report 2020
By European Policy Centre - 27/10/2021


Climate & energy / CONTRIBUTION
Fit for 55
Annika Hedberg spoke at Eurooppalainen Suomi about the EU’s climate and energy policies, the Fit for 55 package, and the challenges and the possibilities for the way forward.

Fit for 55
25 October 2021 - ,
Eurooppalainen Suomi
Energy Cities Working Party
Annika Hedberg participated in a Working Group on just transition. The Working Group is coordinated by the ‘Energy Cities’ with the assistance of the Directorate-General for Energy in the European Commission and it focuses on exploring how the energy systems can be designed to achieve a just transition.

Energy Cities Working Party
18 October 2021 - ,
‘Energy Cities’ and Directorate-General for Energy (European Commission)
Energy efficiency / CONTRIBUTION
Making businesses fit for 55
Annika Hedberg spoke at the Reviving Europe online series, organized by EUROCHAMBRES about the framework conditions for European industry to succeed in the energy transition.

Reviving Europe online series
12 October 2021 - ,

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



Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

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

Policy Analyst
European Green Deal and sustainable finance, youth, EU migration policy, configurational comparative methods, international relations with a focus on international criminal justice institutions
Policy Analyst
Circular economy, agriculture and rural development, environmental assessment and public participation
Programme Assistant
Climate, energy, circular economy, Green Deal & environmental policies

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