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Think Sustainable Europe
The first pan-European network of sustainability think tanks

With the urgent need for evidence-based decision making in Europe, at the end of 2019 IEEP brought together leading sustainability think tanks to form Think Sustainable Europe, a network dedicated to providing policymakers across the continent with sound, science-based analysis and recommendations.

The network’s strength lies in its capacity to monitor the implementation of the European Green Deal in the EU Member states and beyond.

Think Sustainable Europe is the idea generator behind Think2030. Through the platform, IEEP and other Think Sustainable Europe members produce evidence-based recommendations targeting EU policy-makers and stakeholders on a series of key sustainability topics. 



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European sustainability experts discuss climate challenges in Madrid 

Political leaders and representatives from the fields of politics, business, civil society, and research discussed key sustainability issues at stake for EU policy ahead of next year’s European elections.  The Think2030 Dialogue – Spain brought together a large pan-European community in Madrid on 16 November during the event co-organised by

Think2030 Dialogue Spain – Session focus

The Equinox Summit, convened by the Belgian Climate Minister and State Secretary for Research in March 2023, highlighted the fundamental roles of science in informing actions to address the causes and consequences of climate change.

Think2030 Dialogue Spain – Session focus

Spain, the first country to have a Just Transition Strategy, has focused its policies on offering an alternative to workers and territories that depended on mining and coal plants. These policies led by the Just Transition Institute have created an innovative framework.

Think2030 Dialogue Spain – Session focus

Two key priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU are to re-industrialise the EU and foster an ‘open strategic autonomy’ as well as to advance the green transition and enable environmental adaptation.

Key sustainability policy actions for the Spanish Presidency

As the last Council’s Presidency with a full legislative mandate before the 2024 European elections, Spain has the important task of concluding several files of the European Green Deal, preventing them from being left out by the future Commission.  

Europe Jacques Delors joins the Think2030 community 

Europe Jacques Delors, a member of the Jacques Delors family of think tanks inspired by the vision and legacy of Jacques Delors, is a new Brussels-based think tank created in early 2020. United by the objective underlined by their common theme – Penser l’Europe, Thinking Europe, Europa denken – the