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Renewable Energies

Engaging citizens and local communities in the solar revolution

The Rooftop Solar PV Comparison Update produced by eco-union and CAN Europe, with contributions from other members, is an updated version of the Rooftop Solar PV Comparison Report published by CAN Europe in May 2022. The report examines EU Member States (Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden) on their good and bad practices when…
4 April, 2024
Blue Tourism InitiativeEvents

Bridging ocean research and policy agenda for sustainable and resilient blue tourism

On the occasion of the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference, the Blue Tourism Initiative is organizing a satellite event: "Bridging Ocean Research and Policy Agenda for Sustainable and Resilient Blue Tourism". It will be held at the Marine Science Institute (ICM/CSIC), on April 9th from 3 to 4.30 PM, CEST. At the heart of the reflection will be the intersection between blue tourism innovation, science and policy actions, and the main gaps and…
26 March, 2024
Governance and Policies

A resilient and resource-wise Europe: Sufficiency at the heart of the EU’S future

eco-union and 74 European organisations from civil society, academia, cities and local authorities, businesses and public service operators have endorsed a manifesto for sufficiency in Europe. The call for a resilient and resource-wise Europe is published ahead of the June 2024 European Parliament elections and European Council exchanges on the EU's strategic agenda for the next European Institutions 2024-2029. The…
26 March, 2024
NewsSustainable Mobility

Top flyers not making credible plans to reduce corporate flying

Twenty-five companies have been singled out in the latest edition of the Travel Smart Ranking, which assesses the efforts and commitments made by multinationals to reduce business travel by air. They are considered poor performers on the basis of two criteria: 1) high CO2 emissions due to employee air travel; 2) no credible targets to reduce these emissions, despite often…
12 March, 2024
Sustainable Mobility

Will Europe’s football teams be champions for sustainable travel during Euro 2024?

15 organisations from across Europe have asked their national football teams to commit to sustainable travel for Euro 2024, avoiding flights and opting for means of transport such as rail to reach Germany and/or to move within the country. Changing the way we travel is fundamental to meeting the Paris Agreement commitment to limit global warming to below 1.5°C. Football,…
4 March, 2024
Governance and PoliciesPress releaseSustainable Mobility

Spanish Government abandons decarbonisation of transport in the Sustainable Mobility Law

14 organisations criticise the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) for re-submitting the same text that already provoked widespread rejection in the last legislature, and demand changes during its passage that include ambitious objectives and improvements for all citizens. The different organisations again propose more than 60 amendments to guarantee the reduction of emissions and the transformation of mobility, guaranteeing economic, social…
15 February, 2024

eco-union granted official Observer status by UNEP

We are thrilled to announce that eco-union has been accredited as an official Observer by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This accreditation is a significant milestone for us, as it grants us direct participation in various working groups and events at both regional (Europe) and global levels. Previously, we participated as a partner of EEB, but this new status…
7 February, 2024
EventsRenewable EnergiesTourism

eco-union at the International Energy and Environment Fair: GENERA 2024

Jérémie Fosse, President of eco-union, is taking part in the Genera 2024 trade fair, in Madrid, on Wednesday 7 February. It will be part of Session 1, entitled "The integration of wind energy in Spain: Presentation of the Wind Ecotourism Guide. 10 Routes through Rural Spain", in collaboration with Vientos de Futuro. eco-union's intervention will revolve around the topic "Spain…
6 February, 2024
Environmental racism

Bearing the brunt: Roma and traveller experiences of environmental racism

The report, "Bearing the Brunt: Roma and Traveller Experiences of Environmental Racism," authored by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) in collaboration with eco-union's Francesc Cots as a contributing author, sheds light on the often-overlooked issue of environmental racism faced by the Roma and Traveller communities in Western Europe. Building on a groundbreaking 2020 study by the EEB, ERGO Network, and…
5 February, 2024
EventsGovernance and PoliciesGreen Transition

Connecting the Spanish and Belgian EU Presidencies for a Just Green Transition

Following the civil society workshop titled "Connecting the Spanish and Belgian EU Presidencies for a Just Green Transition," held in Brussels on January 23rd, 2024, the comprehensive summary of the conference is now available for public access. This collaborative event brought together representatives from Spanish, Belgian, and European Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) actively engaged in the European climate and environmental…
2 February, 2024