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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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Open letter to EU leaders: Our sustainable future must start now

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EU leaders must end the political inertia on social and environmental challenges by making sustainable development the EU’s top priority for the next five years, say Europe’s leading coalitions of social, environmental and development networks who have joined forces with 150 organisations. Kélig Puyet is the Director of Social Platform, Jeremy Wates is the Secretary General of the EEB, and Tanya Cox…

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Renewable prosumers in Spain: 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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The Blue eco forum 2018 reflects on the sustainability of coastal-maritime tourism

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  State and Autonomous Communities institutional representatives, together with experts from different disciplines discuss the role of Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management as tools for tourism sustainability governance. They highlight the importance of integrating coastal-maritime planning and introducing ecosystem carrying capacity to manage recreational uses of the sea and maritime tourism transport. Barcelona, 16th November 2018 – The…

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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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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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200+ GROUPS: STOP FUNDING FOSSILS AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT

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Multilateral Development Banks and G20 Nations Must Stop Funding Fossils To the leaders of the multilateral development banks and G20 nations, As more than 200 civil society organizations from over 55 countries, we urge all multilateral development banks and G20 nations to commit to phase out subsidies and public finance for fossil fuels as soon as possible, with a total…

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