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

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29 April 2020, 10:00 – 16:00 Zoom – on-line   Designing inclusive energy futures 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…

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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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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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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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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 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 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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