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

Subsidising Dutch gas fields is not a good idea


February 2020 – Dutch Government and some researchers think that subsidising new investments in Dutch gas fields in the North Sea is beneficial for the climate and for reducing dependency on Russian gas. Stephan Slingerland and Harro van Asselt argue in an opinion article published in the…

Slingerland Policy Advice becomes SPA Sustainability


January 2020 – As of 1 January 2020, the name of the company Slingerland Policy Advice has changed into SPA Sustainability. In this way, it is clear even from the title what services the company wants to provide: New Solutions for Sustainability. The company aims to provide…