SPA Sustainability

SPA Sustainability originated from the feeling that neither economic and market based instruments, nor technological innovation alone will do the job for a global sustainable development. Rather, deeper social and political reforms will be required for a successful transition to sustainability. Involving potential losers in transition, reducing existing welfare gaps and a broader interpretation of sustainability than only economic development are key elements of this vision and of projects, trainings and viewpoints that SPA Sustainability aims to provide.


  • Open University Netherlands
  • European Commission
  • European Parliament
  • European Environment Agency
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Netherlands
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands
  • Rijksacademie – Public Administration Academy Netherlands
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Summer School Academy
  • TNO Innovation & Advice
  • Trinomics BV
  • PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • WBGL Scientific Council Political Party GroenLinks
  • Clingendael Institute of International Relations
  • Duneworks BV