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Joint NGO letter urges President von der Leyen to address methane

A coalition of environmental organizations, including eco-union, has come together to issue a joint letter to President von der Leyen, urgently urging her to use the upcoming State of the Union address as a platform to address one of the most critical and overlooked climate threats: the rapid increase in global methane emissions. The undersigned organizations express their gratitude for…
1 August, 2023
Energy and Climate Change

5 new Policy Briefs published in the TIPPING+ Project

The TIPPING+ project, a Horizon 2020 endeavor dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of Social-Ecological Tipping Points (SETPs) in support of clean-energy transitions in Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions (CCIRs), has just published five new policy briefs that provide valuable insights and recommendations for navigating this critical concept. These policy briefs represent a collaborative effort by esteemed experts and researchers…
19 July, 2023
Ecological transitionGovernance and PoliciesGreen Transition

Just Transition: A new social contract for the wellbeing of people and the planet

Several European stakeholders, mainly civil society organisations, think tanks and social economy enterprises, including eco-union, have published a Call to Action to the European Ministers for Environment and Energy gathered in Valladolid, Spain, on 10-11 July, as well as on other EU and national level decisionmakers, to complement the implementation of urgently needed, ambitious environmental and climate policies with robust…
11 July, 2023
Governance and Policies

Spain’s EU Presidency: key role in driving forward the environmental agenda

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has just published a Memorandum to the Spanish Presidency of the EU, with Ten Green Tests for the incoming presidency. As Spain assumes the 6-month Council Presidency of the EU this July, it finds itself facing significant challenges, including the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the energy and inflation crises gripping the region. With these pressing concerns…
6 July, 2023
Governance and Policies

Civil society claims its role in a Spanish Presidency of the EU Council ambitious on climate action

27 NGOs come together to advocate for accelerated climate action during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. NGOs bring knowledge and skills to help the Council Presidency go beyond governments and include organised civil society. To this end, they require information channels and active spaces for participation. From 1 July 2023 until the end of the…
6 July, 2023
Sustainable Mobility

Multimodal Digital Mobility Services Regulation: Environmental NGOs call for cross-border travels to be fully covered

15 NGOs call upon the EU Commission to unlock the potential of MDMS to reduce GHG emissions and the climate impact of aviation To support the European Green Deal, the MDMS Regulation must enable consumers to seamlessly combine low carbon transport modes such as rail and bus across borders. One of the barriers faced by consumers to travel cross-border by…
5 July, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and Policies

150+ experts call on Paris Summit leaders to redirect trillions from fossils, debt, and the 1%

On June 22-23, France and other government leaders are holding a “Summit for a New Global Financial Pact” in Paris, with a goal to “build a new contract between the countries of the North and the South to address climate change and the global crisis.”  150+ economists and experts, including eco-union's president Jérémie Fosse, have sent an open letter calling…
23 June, 2023
Blue Tourism InitiativeTourism

Towards Sustainable Blue Tourism: Trends, Challenges and Policy Pathways

The Blue Tourism Initiative —led by eco-union and IDDRI, in association with CORDIO East Africa, IUCN and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute— has published its gobal flagship report: Towards Sustainable Blue Tourism: Trends, Challenges and Policy Pathways. The publication promotes a holistic vision of maritime and coastal management in line with worldwide efforts to deliver the 2030 Agenda around marine…
8 June, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeEvent

TIPPING+ Final Conference

The EU funded TIPPING+ project is coming to an end and is organising its Final Conference on Thursday 15th of June in Brussels (and virtually)! TIPPING+ has explored the critical concept of tipping points to improve our scientific understanding and policy implications of deliberate rapid decarbonisation processes in Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions (CCIRs). Using the insights of over 20 case studies in…
1 June, 2023