New solutions for sustainability are required to close the huge gaps between announced policy ambitions worldwide and actions in practice. SPA Sustainability believes that a successful transition will require major social changes next to technological innovation and economic incentives. Involving potential losers of change, reducing global welfare gaps and finding new meanings to welfare beyond consumerism are some of the main solutions that SPA Sustainability aims to contribute to.


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Research & Actions

Research projects and initiatives to support sustainability in practice are key products of SPA Sustainability.

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Training & Teaching

Sustainability starts with integral views on change. Tailored interdisciplinary training and teaching can provide the essential skills and knowledge.

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Columns & Reviews

Public discussion on conditions for successful sustainable development is stimulated through columns and book reviews.

Recent Posts

Energy Transition in a Fossil World


April 2020 – Are you interested in the social and political side of energy transition? Join the online Summer Course “Energy Transition in a Fossil World” at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam from 6 to 17 July 2020. With virtual excursions to Shell, Milieudefensie, the Dutch Ministry of Economic…

After Corona: The Great Mentality Shift?


April 2020 – Long-term effects on global sustainability of the corona crisis have to be sought in a fundamental and lasting mentality shift in the minds of people because of the crisis. The main change is likely to be the increased perception of…