The Second Deep Transition in the Netherlands

To address global challenges, coming decades need to accelerate a wide range of system transitions for energy, healthcare, mobility, water and food provision. While in the Netherlands, vast efforts go into analysing individual system transitions, an overarching analysis of how these transitions relate and influence one another is lacking.

In response to this and based on the recently introduced Deep Transitions framework, Johan Schot and colleagues from Utrecht University, the Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University, will develop a strong research consortium and research programme for such an analysis - a Deep Transitions project with a focus on the Netherlands but grounded firmly in a European and global context.

The Dutch project elaborates the Deep Transitions framework by coupling it with the Measurement Framework for Well-being and Sustainability as developed by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The aim is to define a substantial 3-5 year research programme, with the participation of a number of confirmed societal partners including ASML, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Investment firm Dasym, CBS, Rathenau Institute and Urgenda.

More information about Deep Transitions the Netherlands is to follow shortly.