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eco-union at the Plan Bleu workshop: Harmful subsidies and the Mediterranean

eco-union will be participating in Plan Bleu's upcoming workshop titled “Harmful Subsidies and the Mediterranean: Balancing Environmental Sustainability, Economy, and Equity,” scheduled for January 30, 2024, in Marseille. Why are harmful subsidies a global concern? Environmental harmful subsidies have become a significant global issue, disrupting the delicate balance of our planet's ecology. These financial incentives, provided by governments to boost…
eco-union
29 January, 2024
Blue EconomyNews

A sustainable blue economy for the Mediterranean: challenges, opportunities and policy pathways

A new policy report, commissioned by the European Commission (DG Near) to the EuroMeSCo network, and developed by eco-union under the supervision of the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), aims to assess the status and potential of the sustainable Blue Economy in the Mediterranean region, including an analysis of socioeconomic benefits and impacts in relevant Blue Economy activities. This…
eco-union
8 January, 2024
Blue EconomyEventsMediterranean region

Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean

eco-union is contributing to the dialogue on Blue Economy organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI). This thematic seminar entitled “Tapping the potential of Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean: Policies and Practices to Accelerate the Sustainable Transformation” takes place on 7 and 8 November at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in…
eco-union
8 November, 2022
Blue EconomyGovernance and PoliciesNewsTourism

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 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