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Climate impacts and decarbonisation of tourist mobility in Barcelona

Today we unveiled our latest report, a collaborative effort between our organization, the Association for the Promotion of Public Transport (PTP) and the Sustainable and Safe Mobility Foundation (FMSS). This significant milestone was achieved within the framework of the "Barcelona Zero Emissions Destination" project, funded by the Barcelona City Council's Climate Plan. The report we presented is a comprehensive research…
26 May, 2023
EventsSustainable MobilityTourism

Barcelona Zero Emissions Destination: save the dates!

Our study delves into the impact of tourism in Barcelona, focusing on this destination as our focal point. In this comprehensive analysis, we not only present a series of valuable recommendations but also showcase exemplary practices that can effectively enhance Barcelona's tourism industry Promoting a modal shift hinges on a crucial factor - improving travel times between Barcelona and major…
18 May, 2023
Governance and PoliciesPress release

More than 400 organizations demand post-growth policies in the EU

Today, May 15, a historic three-day conference entitled Beyond Growth 2023 begins in Brussels. The event, organized by the European Parliament with the support of more than 30 European organizations, aims to challenge conventional European Union policies and redefine societal goals, putting into practice the idea of a post-growth EU, adapted to a future that combines social welfare and viable…
15 May, 2023
Renewable Energies

Why adopting the Social Climate Fund is the right choice for the EU

The following op-ed has been co-signed by eco-union in coalition with 16 other non-governmental organisations and published at the Euractiv website. The Social Climate Fund (SCF) is the first EU Fund specifically dedicated to providing financial support to vulnerable households, transport users and micro-enterprises in transitioning to sustainable mobility and energy consumption in buildings. Its adoption represents a milestone towards…
19 April, 2023
Blue Tourism InitiativeEvent

Pathways for sustainable blue tourism in the Western Indian Ocean

The Blue Tourism Initiative (BTI) & Our Blue Future (OBF) Innovation Teams are collaborating to assess the state of blue tourism in the Western Indian Ocean to boost cooperation in the sustainable blue tourism sector at local, national, regional, and international levels. In the framework of this collaboration, eco-union and the other partners are organizing a Webinar on 20 April, at 10 am (CEST) / 11…
14 April, 2023
Energy and Climate Change

Banking on climate chaos

Fossil fuel finance report 2023 eco-union, together with over 600 organisations from more than 70 countries, has endorsed this year’s edition of the annual fossil fuel finance report: Banking on Climate Chaos 2023. The report was published on 13 April, by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Reclaim Finance, Sierra Club, and urgewald. It looks at…
13 April, 2023
EventsSustainable Mobility

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