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


Internationale Spectator – Editorial Board


June, 1st, 2015 – The Dutch magazine for international relations ‘Internationale Spectator’ features all topics that are relevant to Dutch international politics, including peace, defence and justice, development, economics, agriculture, health and EU policies. Of course, energy, climate and resources are also an important part of the broad spectrum of issues discussed. Having been previously a regular author for the magazine, I am now a member of the editorial board responsible for international energy, climate and resource topics. The magazine was modernized in 2015 and continues as a web-magazine.
Client: Internationale Spectator. Webpagina Internationale Spectator
Project timespan: Ongoing since 2013

Milieu Magazine – Book Reviews


June, 1st, 2015 – Together with colleagues Egbert Tellegen and Onno van Sandick I am writing monthly book reviews of current environmental books for ‘Milieu’, the magazine of the Dutch Society of Environmental Professionals (VVM). For every new issue, we try to select the most interesting publications for the members of VVM from a very broad range of new (mostly, but not exclusively Dutch) literature available. Environmental economics, philosophy, sustainable building, greening agriculture, local initiatives and many other topics have already been discussed in our regular two-page column. And we hope to continue sampling from all interesting environmental publications that become available every year in the near future.
Client: VVM Dutch Society of Environmental Professionals.
Project timespan: Ongoing since 2013

Trinomics – Projects


June, 1st, 2015 – The young and ambitious environmental consultancy Trinomics (previously Triple E Consulting) was founded in 2013 and has its main office in Rotterdam. With a staff of some 10 professionals with a broad range of backgrounds and from a variety of EU and non-EU countries it serves clients in the international arena, and in particular on an EU level.

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