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: 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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Environmental Emergency: Global biodiversity assessment reveals 1 million species risk extinction 

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Humanity faces a global environmental emergency – that’s the stark warning issued today by the world’s top nature scientists and representatives from 132 governments as they publish the damning results of a three-year assessment into the health of our planet’s ecosystems. The report reveals the alarming extent of global biodiversity breakdown with up to one million species set to disappear…

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Blue Tourism Forum, 20 June 2019, Paris

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REGISTRATION FORM AGENDA On June 20th, eco-union association, IDDRI and FFEM/AFD are organizing the first Blue Tourism Forum at AFD's offices in Paris. During the day, one conference and three round-table discussions will be organized to present the conclusions of the report Blue Tourism: towards a sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in regional seas and to present recommendations and experiences...
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COP24: eco-union participation in a side-event on climate finance

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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 during the COP24 on Climate Change. eco-union will participate as a speaker in the conference “International Perspectives on Climate…

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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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Launch of the report on “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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