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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.


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
Green & Digital Transition / DISCUSSION PAPER
Improving biodiversity: How can digitalisation help?
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 02/11/2020
Taking the EU out of the EastMed pipeline quagmire
By Sofia López Piqueres - 17/09/2020


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
Digitalisation / CONFERENCE
2021 International SAP Conference for Mining and Metals
Annika Hedberg gave a keynote speech at the International SAP Conference for Mining and Metals about "Digitalisation: Enabler For Circular Economy".

2021 International SAP Conference for Mining and Metals
27 April 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

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