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Ultrafine particles from planes put 52 million Europeans at risk of serious health conditions

A new study by Transport & Environment (T&E), supported by eco-union, suggests that thousands of cases of high blood pressure, diabetes and dementia across Europe could be linked to the tiny particles emitted by planes. 52 million people - more than 10% of Europe’s total population - live within a 20km radius from the 32 busiest airports in Europe and…
eco-union
27 June, 2024
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Spring-Summer Newsletter now available!

Our latest Spring-Summer Newsletter is out now! Discover how we are driving forward climate neutrality, sustainable resource management, and democratic innovations. Stay informed about our ongoing initiatives, including the Blue Tourism Initiative and the + Resilient Tourism project focused on the tourism sector, the new BioPirineo project promoting forest bioeconomy, and INCITE-DEM on democratic innovations. Explore our efforts to promote…
eco-union
21 June, 2024
News

eco-union joins EuroMeSCo network as full member

On 17 May 2024, the General Assembly of EuroMeSCo convened in Brussels and made a significant decision to incorporate eco-union as a full member of the EuroMeSCo network. This inclusion marks a pivotal moment for both entities, enhancing collaboration and fostering sustainable development initiatives across the Euro-Mediterranean region. The addition of eco-union to EuroMeSCo highlights the network’s continuous dedication to…
eco-union
5 June, 2024
NewsSustainable Mobility

Euro 2024 teams can cut emissions by 60% if they avoid flying

Euro 2024 set to be the ‘greenest ever’ with supporter emissions for this summer’s championship down considerably, but teams missing the opportunity to lead by example Europe’s leading national football teams competing in Germany this summer could cut their travel emissions by nearly 60% if they avoided flying, a new Transport & Environment (T&E) – Travel Smart analysis shows. This…
eco-union
4 June, 2024
Governance and PoliciesNews

EU Strategic Agenda 2024-2029: a call for a climate-neutral, green, fair, and social Europe

As the EU prepares to finalise its 2024-2029 Strategic Agenda, a coalition of 54 civil society stakeholders, businesses, cities, and regions from across Europe, including eco-union, is urgently calling for a strategy that prioritises the transition to a climate-neutral, green, fair, and social Europe.  In a letter addressed to EU Heads of State, the coalition outlines 4 key recommendations to…
eco-union
30 May, 2024
Blue Tourism InitiativeEvents

Unlocking community-based Blue Tourism in the Caribbean: trends, challenges, and policy pathways

The Blue Tourism Initiative is organizing a side event on the occasion of the United Nations' 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This event will be held at the American University of Antigua (Room 9), St. John’s, Antigua (Caribbean), on May 29th from 12 to 1.30 PM. Central to the event will be the presentation of a policy action…
eco-union
27 May, 2024
Governance and Policies

EU Parliament scoreboard: protectors, procrastinators & prehistoric thinkers

New in-depth data research reveals that only a minority of MEPs during the 2019 – 2024 mandate acted to protect Europe’s climate, nature and air quality BirdLife Europe, Climate Action Network Europe, European Environmental Bureau, Transport & Environment and WWF have developed an interactive scoreboard that assesses the performance of the European Parliament in 2019-2024. The dashboard examines the individual…
eco-union
24 May, 2024
Governance and PoliciesGreen Economy

European pact for the future: a green and social deal for a one-planet economy

eco-union joins forces in supporting the European Pact for Future: a crucial step towards sustainable change ahead of European elections In the lead-up to the European Elections, eco-union has pledged its support to the European Pact for Future initiative, led by the European Environmental Bureau. With less than a month remaining until the European elections, the call to action becomes…
eco-union
24 May, 2024
Governance and PoliciesNews

The European elections and the future of the green agenda

eco-union and Conama present special briefing on the European elections and the green agenda In preparation for the European elections in June, eco-union and Conama have produced a special briefing (in Spanish) highlighting the importance of the next EU political cycle for the future of the green agenda and the challenges facing the EU in its transition towards a more…
eco-union
13 May, 2024
NewsPress release

EU Overshoot day already here – “Unsustainable and irresponsible”

317 civil society organisations, including eco-union, urge EU leaders to tackle the nature, climate and pollution crises following the upcoming EU elections Today marks the EU’s overshoot day. That means that if global populations mirrored the consumption patterns of the EU, humanity would exhaust the planet's natural resources available for the year by May 3rd. On this occasion, 317 civil…
eco-union
3 May, 2024