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Energy and Climate Change

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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European and Mediterranean safety and prosperity depends on limiting the temperature increase to 1.5°C

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In 2015, world countries committed “to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels” when adopting the Paris Agreement. To monitor implementation, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) asked scientists across the world to assess impacts associated with the 1.5°C goal and emission reductions. The findings highlight that crossing this threshold can have severe consequences...
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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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PROSEU: Active participation of citizens into Europe’s transition towards fair and clean energy

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Press Release, 21 March 2018 PROSEU: Active participation of citizens into Europe’s transition towards fair and clean energy The 3-year project under the EU “Horizon 2020” programme will be launched by a group of researchers and local government representatives from 8 countries at a kick off meeting in Lisbon on 21-22 March 2018. With a focus on the role of citizens in producing…

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