March 2021 – As a follow-up to the workshop at Wageningen University on this topic in 2020, Stephan Slingerland will discuss incentives for fossil fuel exporting countries to divest from fossils in a guest lecture to Wageningen University on 26 March.
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.
Research projects and initiatives to support sustainability in practice are key products of SPA Sustainability.
Sustainability starts with integral views on change. Tailored interdisciplinary training and teaching can provide the essential skills and knowledge.
Public discussion on conditions for successful sustainable development is stimulated through columns and book reviews.
January 2021 – On 8 January 2021, the Dutch political party ‘GroenLinks’ successfully launched the publication ‘A Circular Society in 2050’ (‘Circulair samenleven in 2050’) with an online symposium visited by some 80 participants. The book, edited by SPA Sustainability, links for the first time the concepts…