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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 a direction for travel, 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. 


Taking the EU out of the EastMed pipeline quagmire
By Sofia López Piqueres - 17/09/2020
Sustainability / DISCUSSION PAPER
Towards a green, competitive and resilient EU economy: How can digitalisation help?
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 13/07/2020
Europe must prepare for life after oil
By Nafeez Ahmed - 05/06/2020
Sustainability / COMMENTARY
The Farm to Fork strategy and the inconvenient truth
By Annika Hedberg - 28/05/2020


Climate diplomacy /
Non-Human Nature in World Politics: Theory and Practice
Sofia Lopez Piqueres authored a chapter titled 'The European Union’s Diplomacy: Protecting Non-Human Nature?'. Find the whole book here

11 September 2020 - ,
The EU budget fell short
MEP Henna Virkkunen interviewed Annika Hedberg for her podcast on the new agreement on the EU budget, following the 17-20 July 2020 summit meeting (Finnish).

24 July 2020 - ,
Sustainable EU / PUBLICATION
The European Union’s Arctic policy discourse: green by omission
Sofia Lopez Piqueres published a co-authored peer-reviewed journal article on the European Union’s Arctic policy discourse. Read it here

07 July 2020 - ,

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

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Climate, Energy, Environment, Sustainability
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