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Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

An ambitious presidency for a resilient Europe eco-union, together with other environmental organisations, has produced a position paper calling on the Spanish government to set an agenda that meets the urgent needs of decarbonisation during its term in the Presidency of the EU Council. The Fit for 55 package gives us the opportunity to put the European Union at the…
eco-union
23 December, 2022
Governance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsSustainable Development

EU’s economic rules must allow for the necessary spending on people and climate

We need a quantum leap in EU economic and fiscal governance for a future-fit economy Towards the end of October, the Commission will present a proposal for a revised economic policy, including rules on how governments can borrow and spend on social and environmental causes. Ahead of the publication, 180 unions, civil society, think tanks and academics have come together…
eco-union
17 October, 2022
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesNews

Call for a bold and transformative Social Climate Fund

A coalition of 38 NGOs, trade unions and renewable energy producers —including eco-union— are calling for a bigger Social Climate Fund to help low-income households in the climate transition. Europe is in the grip of energy price and energy security crises. Households are facing soaring energy bills and fear the coming winter, or simply cannot afford fuel to heat their homes.…
eco-union
11 October, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNewsNotes de premsaPress releaseSustainable Mobility

Travel industry and civil society calling to shift to rail

European actors of the rail and travel sector, rail industry, civil society and passengers associations call on European Institutions and Member states to take bold actions now to achieve a climate-friendly transport system by 2030. Their call was presented at the Connecting Europe Days in Lyon, by Europe on Rail on the Panel “Boosting Passenger Rail Transport” (15:00h-16:30h CET).  “The…
eco-union
1 July, 2022
Ecological transitionGovernance and PoliciesHuman RightsNewsPeacePress releaseUkraine

Choosing the right path at this turning point in history

Civil society call for solidarity and a strong commitment to the ecological and social transition for resilience, energy independence and peace. The European Environmental Bureau, SDG Watch Europe, the European Youth Movement and Solidar, together with eco-union and other European civil society networks and organisations, ask that decision-makers across the EU recognise the fundamental need to work together as never…
eco-union
25 April, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNews

The success of the European Green Deal depends on its national ownership

  "Robust national climate governance can foster the enabling conditions for national leadership in delivering the EU’s objectives on climate neutrality and the rule of law. Failing to address the national ownership gap in the ongoing “Fit for 55” negotiations exposes the EU’s climate mandate and carbon pricing mechanism to a backlash on climate actions. It could also energise opponents…
eco-union
8 February, 2022
Blue EconomyGovernance and PoliciesNewsTourism, cities and mobilities

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
Governance and PoliciesGreen Economy

Towards a Green, Resilient and Inclusive Recovery

The monitoring and evaluation of the design, development and implementation of national recovery plans is key to guaranteeing their long-term social, economic and environmental impact. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have put in place programmes to steer the recovery of their economies. In parallel, several tracking initiatives have emerged that aim to monitor and evaluate the design,…
eco-union
15 June, 2021