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Towards a Sustainable Blue Tourism in the Mediterranean

Under the framework of the Blue Tourism Project, eco-union has recently published two reports on Sustainable Blue Tourism in the Mediterranean. They are part of a global initiative aiming to improve the Governance of Coastal and Marine Tourism around the World Regional Seas, launched by eco-union and IDDRI (Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations) in 2019, with the support…
eco-union
19 August, 2021
Blue EconomyGovernance and PoliciesNews

Tourism at a crossroad: What future for the Mediterranean tourism in a (post) Covid world?

The Mediterranean tourism, severely impacted by the travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now at a crossroad. Ambitious, green and inclusive recovery plans are therefore strongly needed to ensure a positive future to the Mediterranean tourism and contribute to a prosperous region. Transformation towards a sustainable and equitable Mediterranean tourism Before the pandemic, the tourism sector represented about…
eco-union
14 April, 2021
Blue EconomyEnergy and Climate ChangeEnergy and Climate ChangeGlobal Eco ForumNotes de premsaPress releaseTourism, cities and mobilities

A blue Solidarity Economy for a Sustainable Mediterranean

On the 1st of December, the 2020 Edition of the Blue Eco Forum was held on-line, co-organized by eco-union and IesMed . This year’s edition was focused on the Blue Solidarity Economy (BSE), a new concept and field of action that merges the opportunities of the Sustainable Blue Economy with the benefits of the Social and Solidarity Economy. Based on…
eco-union
4 December, 2020
Blue EconomyGovernance and PoliciesPress releaseTourism, cities and mobilities

Zero waste on beaches, a solution to fight plastics in the Mediterranean Sea

In the Mediterranean Sea, 80% of marine litter comes from land-based sources and 80% is plastic. It is estimated that on average 250,000 different pieces of waste per square kilometre are dumped on beaches every day during the tourist season. The Zero Beach project, coordinated by Rezero and eco-union, and co-financed by the Catalan Waste Agency and Bemed, has shown…
eco-union
11 February, 2020
Blue EconomyEnergy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsPress release

Looking towards 2020: A decisive year for the planet, our society and our common future

2019 has left us with mixed feelings. On the positive side, climate change and the protection of our fragile planet has been a global trending topic for citizens, mass media, and even (some) decision-makers, thanks to Greta Thunberg, the climate strikes and two major scientific reports: IPCC on climate and IPBES on biodiversity. The very bad news is that the…
eco-union
14 January, 2020
Blue Eco ForumBlue EconomyGlobal Eco ForumGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Publication of the Blue Eco Forum 2019 Workshop Report

From eco-union we want to share the workshop report of the Blue Eco Forum 2019, held last Thursday 14 November at the Poblenou Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The workshop, organized as part of the Blue Tourism project, was attended by twenty participants from different organizations, such as Barcelona City Council, Seastainable Ventures, Hidria, Submon and Arco Latino,…
eco-union
13 December, 2019
Blue EconomyGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Eco-union organizes a side-event on Blue Tourism at the COP21 of the Barcelona Convention

Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism to Tackle Environmental and Development Challenges in the Mediterranean Region Tuesday 3rd of December, 18h-19h, Sala Sirena, Castel dell’Ovo, Naples Registration form Overview of the side-event Poorly managed and unplanned tourism is one of the key threats faced by Mediterranean natural ecosystems, especially in maritime and coastal destinations, as they are receiving a large amount…
eco-union
25 November, 2019
Blue Eco ForumBlue EconomyGlobal Eco ForumGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Blue Eco Forum 2019: towards sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean

The Blue Eco Forum 2019, organised by eco-union within the framework of the Blue Tourism project, took place last Thursday 14 November at the Poblenou Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University. The conference was attended by about twenty participants from different organizations, such as Barcelona City Council, Seastainable Ventures, Hidria, Submon and Arco Latino, among others. The central theme was…
eco-union
15 November, 2019
Blue EconomyGlobal Eco ForumNewsPress releaseUncategorized

Greening the Blue Tourism: the necessary transition towards sustainable Coastal and Maritime tourism

A new report, to be presented at the Blue Tourism Forum taking place in Paris the 20th of June, highlights the need for better monitoring, cooperation and governance schemes between the tourism industry, governments and local communities, to drastically reduce the impact of coastal and maritime tourism on natural environment, in particular on ocean, air, land and water resources, while…
eco-union
19 June, 2019