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Energy and Climate Change

Eco-union co-organizes an international workshop on Designing inclusive energy futures

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Care about designing inclusive energy futures? Join our e-workshop on 29 April 2020! Are you interested in the inclusiveness of collective energy production and consumption? Do you want to learn more on energy inclusiveness, discuss your practical challenges or share your knowledge with peers & experts in the field? Apply before Thursday 23rd April 2020 and get the chance to…

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Corona crisis measures to help build a better future

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As board member of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), eco-union reaffirms its endorsement on EEB’s new position paper (linked below) on the response to the Coronavirus crisis. In such a situation, we think it is particularly relevant to show that environmental NGOs are ready for the post-crisis situation. Como miembro de la junta de la Oficina Europea del Medio Ambiente (EEB…

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Eco-union asks for a just response to COVID-19

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From our organization we want to show our support and align ourselves with the following statements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: – CSO statement (see here) on principles for a just response to COVID-19 (led by 350.org), recently signed by eco-union – Joint NGO letter (see here) of Brussels based environmental groups to the European Commission urging for a green recovery…

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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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New Horizon 2020 research project on European Climate transition

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The consortium, lead by the Global Climate Forum, will start mid-2020 a new research project called TIPPING+ on Enabling Positive Tipping Points towards clean-energy transitions in Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions (CCIR). eco-union will be mainly responsible for stakeholders engagement and dissemination activities. Total amount of the project is around 3 millions and will last for 3 years (2020-2023). Why…

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Eco-union organizes a side-event on Prosumers for the energy transition at the COP 25 in Madrid

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COP25 Side Event – Green Zone  Saturday 7th of December 2019, 13h-14h   Prosumers for the energy transition: Self-consumption of renewable energy by citizens, cities and businesses in Spain and Europe Self-consumption of renewable energy by citizens, cities and businesses (so called prosumers) is a critical driver towards a more decentralized, democratic and zero-carbon energy sector in Spain and Europe….

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Eco-union’s statement regarding UNFCCC COP 25

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Barcelona, 03.12.2019 As we are approaching the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Madrid from the 2nd to the 13th of December 2019, eco-union would like to reiterate the urgent need for countries, businesses and citizens to commit to a global decrease of GHG emissions in order…

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Eco-union aligns itself with The Lofoten Declaration

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Eco-union has recently signed the Lofoten Declaration, a call to governments and businesses to phase out fossil fuel production. The Lofoten Declaration affirms that it is the urgent responsibility and moral obligation of wealthy fossil fuel producers to lead in putting an end to fossil fuel development and to manage the decline of existing production. It is also a call…

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PROSEU Webinar on Policy Principles for Prosumers

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The H2020 PROSEU project invites to a webinar on “Policy Principles for Prosumers – what final NECPs should contain regarding energy communities and the rights of energy citizens” Tuesday, December 3, 2019: 10.30-11.30 CET The Horizon 2020 PROSEU project has been developing a set of principles for prosumer policies that would allow prosumers and energy communities to become an integral…

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Renewable prosumers: exploring new business models and routes to market

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European PROSEU project invites you to participate in its upcoming business model workshop hosted by eco-union Tuesday, 28 May 2019 Venue: Can Jaumandreu, Perú, 52, 08018 Barcelona Prosumers are active energy users who both produce and consume energy from renewable sources (RE). Prosumers may be the key players in a distributed and increasingly democratized energy future. The growth of RES…

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