COP24: eco-union participation at UfM Side Event

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The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean organizes the side event “Enhancing climate finance access in the Mediterranean region – Presentation of the UfM Climate Finance Study” that will take place on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at the Turkish Pavilion. eco-union will participate as a speaker in the conference “International Perspectives on Climate Finance: Public, Private and National/Subnational perspectives”….

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The Blue eco forum 2018 gathers experts from different areas to reflect 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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Published the report “The integration of sustainability in tourism policies of major European cities”

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Sustainable tourism in Europe’s major cities is not a priority on the political agenda, despite a decade of massive urban tourism growth. This is the result of a report developed by the NGO eco-union which has analyzed the tourism policies of 11 major urban destinations in Europe. The growth of tourism remains the main priority for most cities such as…

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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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EU must support tackling vested interests at UN climate talks

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To: European Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete Cc: European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič Cc: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Dear Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete Subject: EU must support tackling vested interests at UN climate talks For the world to reach the necessary ambition to achieve our climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, which would keep average global temperature…

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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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