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Blue Economy

Zero waste on beaches, a solution to combat the omnipresence of plastics in the Mediterranean Sea

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In the Mediterranean Sea, 80% of marine litter comes from land-based sources and 80% is plastic. It is estimated that on average 250,000 different pieces of waste per square kilometre are dumped on beaches every day during the tourist season. The Zero Beach project, coordinated by Rezero and eco-union, and co-financed by the Catalan Waste Agency and Bemed, has shown…

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Looking towards 2020: A decisive year for the planet, our society and our common future

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2019 has left us with mixed feelings. On the positive side, climate change and the protection of our fragile planet has been a global trending topic for citizens, mass media, and even (some) decision-makers, thanks to Greta Thunberg, the climate strikes and two major scientific reports: IPCC on climate and IPBES on biodiversity. The very bad news is that the…

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Publication of the Blue Eco Forum 2019 Workshop Report

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From eco-union we want to share the workshop report of the Blue Eco Forum 2019, held last Thursday 14 November at the Poblenou Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The workshop, organized as part of the Blue Tourism project, was attended by twenty participants from different organizations, such as Barcelona City Council, Seastainable Ventures, Hidria, Submon and Arco Latino,…

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Eco-union organizes a side-event on Blue Tourism at the COP21 of the Barcelona Convention

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Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism to Tackle Environmental and Development Challenges in the Mediterranean Region Tuesday 3rd of December, 18h-19h, Sala Sirena, Castel dell’Ovo, Naples Registration form Overview of the side-event Poorly managed and unplanned tourism is one of the key threats faced by Mediterranean natural ecosystems, especially in maritime and coastal destinations, as they are receiving a large amount…

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Celebration of the Blue Eco Forum 2019: towards sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean

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The Blue Eco Forum 2019, organised by eco-union within the framework of the Blue Tourism project, took place last Thursday 14 November at the Poblenou Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University. The conference was attended by about twenty participants from different organizations, such as Barcelona City Council, Seastainable Ventures, Hidria, Submon and Arco Latino, among others. The central theme was…

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Greening the Blue Tourism: the necessary transition towards sustainable Coastal and Maritime tourism

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A new report, to be presented at the Blue Tourism Forum taking place in Paris the 20th of June, highlights the need for better monitoring, cooperation and governance schemes between the tourism industry, governments and local communities, to drastically reduce the impact of coastal and maritime tourism on natural environment, in particular on ocean, air, land and water resources, while…

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eco-union joins the SDSN

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The Executive Committee of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has approved the incorporation of eco-union as a member of the network. Taking this step, eco-union joins SDSN to work together for the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. In the coming months, we hope to find ways to collaborate on research, Solutions Initiatives and public policy.

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Workshop: “Sustainable investments in the Mediterranean and the role of public & private actors”

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The next 19th of June, eco-union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) will present their new report Green Finance in the Mediterranean in Brussels. The presentation will be at a workshop co-hosted with Finance Watch. This report explores some of these questions. We will have an opportunity to discuss some of the initiatives that are going on to promote green investment…

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Zero Beach project presentation

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The last 13th of April eco-union presented the project “Zero Beach” at the Monaco Ocean week. This project aims to create a waste and marine litter prevention protocol as a waste management framework for beaches. The implementation of this protocol will not need “waste legislation”. The approach will be: A waste management system to prevent beach and marine litter in beaches An…

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The final version of Green Finance in the Mediterranean Report has been published

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Last Friday 6th of April, eco-union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) organized a presentation of the report at Casa Árabe in Madrid. The 24th of April the findings will be discussed with the Union for the Mediterranean in Barcelona. The Green Finance in the Mediterranean report has been developed together by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and...
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