April 17, 2016 – This Horizon 2020 aims to investigate innovative citizen inclusive air pollution and climate change policies in six European cities: Bristol, Amsterdam, Aveiro, Liguria/Genua, Ljubljana and Sosnowiec.

Client – EU DG RTD, Horizon 2020

Project timespan – 1 May 2016 to 1 May 2020

RECREATE – A New Research & Innovation Agenda Post-2020 for the European Commission


April, 17, 2016 – The overall objective of the RECREATE project, funded by the European Commission, is to support the development of the European Union’s new research funding program Horizon 2020, with a specific focus on “Challenge 5: Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”. RECREATE will provide evidence and intelligence concerning the future directions of these research fields. RECREATE will run until mid 2018 and is carried out by a consortium of 15 key stakeholders from European research and industry.

Client – European Commission DG RTD

Project timespan – June 2013 to June 2018

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Internationale Spectator – Special ‘Circular Economy’


April, 17, 2016 – For the International Spectator, SPA is currently preparing a ‘dossier’ on international political consequences of the circular economy and the potential impacts for the Netherlands. This perspective of the ‘circular economy’ so far is hardly explored. The dossier therefore can shed new light on the issue by examining it from a different angle than looking into technical and economic aspects.

Client: Internationale Spectator

Project timespan: April – August 2016


Conference ‘Toekomstagenda milieu en duurzaamheid’


November 1st, 2015 – The Dutch Society for Environmental Professionals VVM organised on December 17, 2015, a Conference ‘Toekomstagenda Milieu en Duurzaamheid’ for the Dutch Ministry of Environment IenM. SPA contributed to the conference by a presentation on the effects of international environmental policy and trends on Dutch policies. Read more >>




Het fossiele dilemma van Rotterdam


April 2016 – The Fossil Dilemma of Rotterdam. In the coming years, fossil fuels will still be important for the Netherlands. The harbour of Rotterdam plays an important part in that dependency, as it is the largest and most competitive fossil cluster in Northwest Europe. Rotterdam therefore embraces a strategy of green ánd fossil development, a strategy that appears prudent and robust. However, the ‘lock-in’ with fossil fuels will not be broken in this way, as fossil fuel investments will continue. Question therefore is how long the ‘and-and’ option, fossils and greening, will hold. Is Rotterdam in this way prepared for a possible accelaration of greening of the energy sector, that might lead much earlier than anticipated to a post-fossil future?

Client: TNO

Project timespan:  September 2015 – March 2016

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