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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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BARCELONA COMMITMENT Urgent call for preventing and reducing Marine Litter in the Mediterranean Basin

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BARCELONA COMMITMENT Urgent call for preventing and reducing Marine Litter in the Mediterranean Basin coordinated by Surfrider Foundation Europe, Fundació ENT, eco-union Marine litter As globally recognized, marine litter is a complex and multi-dimensional issue with significant implications at all levels: global, regional, national and local. In the Mediterranean basin, this issue is more challenging due to its geographical and...
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Quaderns de la Mediterrània entitled: “Nature and Sustainability”

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The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the association eco-union have been working for years to promote respect for the environment and sustainable de- velopment. Both organisations have long experience in projects related to environmental values in the Mediterranean. This is why we considered it opportune to combine efforts to prepare this issue of Quaderns de la Mediterrània entitled…

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