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Eco-union’s statement regarding UNFCCC COP 25

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…
3 December, 2019
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Eco-union organizes a side-event on Blue Tourism at the COP21 of the Barcelona Convention

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…
25 November, 2019
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and Policies

Eco-union aligns itself with The Lofoten Declaration

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…
21 November, 2019
Energy and Climate ChangeGreen Economy

PROSEU Webinar on Policy Principles for Prosumers

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…
20 November, 2019
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Blue Eco Forum 2019: towards sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean

The Blue Eco Forum 2019, organised by eco-union within the framework of the Blue Tourism project, took place last Thursday 14 November at the Poblenou Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University. The conference was attended by about twenty participants from different organizations, such as Barcelona City Council, Seastainable Ventures, Hidria, Submon and Arco Latino, among others. The central theme was…
15 November, 2019
Energy and Climate ChangeNews

New scientific assessment about climate change in the Mediterranean

As one of the main climate change hotspots in the world, the Mediterranean region needs, more than ever, strong collective action to address the challenge posed by climate and environmental change. Yet, currently, the lack of comprehensive and accurate information is delaying the process. Despite many scientific studies, there is so far no coherent synthesis even if assessments of risk…
10 October, 2019

Europe 2030: towards a Multi-stakeholders leadership

Europe Ambition 2030 platform, to which eco-union is part, is proposing a Multi-stakeholders leadership for a new European Union. Those working documents (work in progress) will be presented to the main EU institutional bodies to debate and create the conditions for a system leadership strategy, as a new phase in European multi-stakeholder partnerships for SDGs and climate in the framework…
24 September, 2019
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Greening the Blue Tourism: the necessary transition towards sustainable Coastal and Maritime tourism

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…
19 June, 2019

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

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…
13 June, 2019
Energy and Climate ChangeGreen EconomyNews

Renewable prosumers: exploring new business models and routes to market

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…
26 May, 2019