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1st Iberian Rail Conference

The Iberian Rail Alliance —Alianza Ibérica por el Ferrocarril, in Spanish— , of which eco-union is a member, is organizing the 1st Iberian Rail Conference on 21 March 2023, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the headquarters of the Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (Madrid). The event will be attended by members of the Alliance, as well as different…
20 March, 2023
Governance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Inclusive citizenship in a world in transformation

A new EU-funded research project On 6th and 7th of March 2023 eco-union is in Lisboa attending the kick-off meeting of the new EU-funded project INCITE-DEM. The project aims at enhancing inclusive participation and civic engagement, while expanding democratic innovation and dynamic feedback mechanisms between citizens and institutional actors in Europe. Based on high quality research, the project will experiment…
7 March, 2023
Sustainable MobilityTourismViaja en Verde

A travel policy to be net zero

Having a travel policy is key in reducing business travel emissions. It provides guidance for employees on best practices for sustainable travel whilst helping the business or organisation meet its environmental goals, save money and protect employees’ well-being. eco-union, in the framework of the Viaja en Verde (Travel Green) initiative, offers a travel policy for public administrations and private organisations in the tourism,…
20 February, 2023
Sustainable MobilityTourismViaja en Verde

Viaja en Verde is born

A new initiative to tackle the environmental impact of tourist mobility   Viaja en Verde is an initiative led by eco-union and financed by the European Climate Foundation (ECF) that aims to reduce the environmental impact of tourist mobility in Spain. Transport emissions represent around 25% of the European Union’s total greenhouse gas emissions, reaching up to 29% in Spain, one…
20 January, 2023
Press releaseSustainable Mobility

Friendship treaty between France & Spain should improve cross-border connections

On Thursday 19 January, Spanish President Pedro Sánchez and French President Emmanuel Macron will meet in Barcelona for a new Spanish-French summit. On the occasion of this meeting, eco-union, together with other French and Spanish civil society organisations, have published a press release urging both governments to integrate low-carbon cross-border mobility in the Friendship Treaty to be signed during the…
17 January, 2023
Governance and PoliciesGreen TransitionPress release

Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

An ambitious presidency for a resilient Europe eco-union, together with other environmental organisations, has produced a position paper calling on the Spanish government to set an agenda that meets the urgent needs of decarbonisation during its term in the Presidency of the EU Council. The Fit for 55 package gives us the opportunity to put the European Union at the…
23 December, 2022
Press releaseSustainable Mobility

Sustainable mobility going backwards between France and Spain

Sustainable mobility going backwards with the diminution of cross-border trains between France and Spain Since 2013, Spanish public rail operator Renfe and French SNCF have been operating services together between France and Spain through Catalonia. However, on 11 December 2022, this cooperation ended and from now on only two trains a day in each direction will cross the border through…
12 December, 2022
Ecological transitionEnergy and Climate ChangeGreen Economy

Next Generation Funds and the energy, climate and ecological transition in Spain

eco-union presented, in the context of the Spanish National Environment Congress 2022 (CONAMA), a report on how the European Next Generation funds contribute to the energy, climate and ecological transition in Spain. It continues the work of analysis and evaluation of the development of these funds, initiated in 2021, with the publication of the document Towards a green, resilient and…
8 December, 2022
Climate ChangeMediterranean regionTourism

State of play of tourism in the Mediterranean

 A Roadmap for a Greener, Inclusive & Resilient Tourism in the Mediterranean The new State of Play of Tourism in the Mediterranean report, elaborated by eco-union, following the lead of Jeremie Fosse, is out. It is a key document for the Sustainable Tourism Community (Interreg Euro-Med Programme). The Mediterranean region is a flagship region for coastal and marine tourism, but this has…
7 December, 2022