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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
Governance and Policies

Join the workshop on Global Just Transition(s): From sectoral transition to systemic transformation

Join us in the workshop on Global Just Transition(s) "From sectoral transition to systemic transformation: Guiding just transition(s) from carbon intensive and dependent regions towards inclusive, prosperous and resilient economies, communities and societies". This workshop aims to place the concept of just transition within an overarching vision for just transformation, moving from sectoral or regional focused approaches towards a systemic…
eco-union
3 June, 2021
Governance and PoliciesPress release

Open letter to EU Transport Ministers ahead of the Transport Council of June 3 2021

Ahead of the European Commission's Transport Council on 3 June 2021, 36 environmental organisations, including eco-union, have signed an open letter addressed to all European Ministers. The environmental organisations are calling for a strong policy proposal to shift international passenger trips to rail delivering on the European Year of Rail 2021.Scroll down to read the letter, discover the petitions and…
eco-union
10 May, 2021
Governance and PoliciesPress release

Open Letter from environmental groups: triggering a rail renaissance for Europe

Building up on the momentum offered by the official start of the European Year of Rail we send an open letter together with Greenpeace, 2CELSIUS, Back on Track, the European Network to Promote Cross Border Night Trains, Germanwatch, Instytut Spraw Obywatelskich, Natuur & Milieu, and Réseau Action Climat to: Pedro Nuno Santos, Minister for Infrastructure and Housing of Portugal, Chair…
eco-union
28 April, 2021
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and Policies

The key resource for a climate revolution: citizens

Communities or individual citizens producing, using and selling their own renewable energy could provide up to 89 percent of the electricity demanded in the residential sector by 2050. PROSEU, a European research project, has concluded that in the coming years, European, national and local governments have a unique chance to support ‘prosumerism’ and thus an effective and socially just energy…
eco-union
23 April, 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
Governance and PoliciesNotes de premsaPress releaseUncategorized

What do Spanish people think about the possibility to shift from plane to train?

More than half of Spanish people would shift from plane to train A Europe-wide survey conducted by the YouGov institute shows broad support for shifting from plane to rail 41% of Spanish respondents are willing to spend more than five hours on a train, a figure which is above the European average (37%). In addition, the majority (79%) are willing…
eco-union
6 April, 2021
Governance and PoliciesGreen EconomyUncategorized

Strengthening passengers rail is essential for the decarbonisation of transport in Spain

10 February 2021.- The eco-union association and ECODES foundation, as Spanish partners of the Europe on Rail initiative, published today the report "Present and Future of Passenger Rail Transport in Spain" (available in Spanish only) with the aim of promoting policies and measures to strengthen national and international rail transport in Spain in the framework of the European Year of…
eco-union
10 February, 2021
Governance and PoliciesNews

Webinar: For a Rail Renaissance in Spain and Europe

Register for the webinar to learn about the present and future of Spanish rail cross-border connections for passengers Within the framework of the declaration of 2021 as the European Year of the Railway, various European states, including Spain, agreed to promote international rail transport. The European Commission also committed in its Mobility Strategy and its Green Deal to support initiatives…
eco-union
3 February, 2021
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsNotes de premsaPress release

The shame of flying and the future of cross-border trains

The European Union and national governments can contribute to the achievement of climate objectives by promoting direct cross-border trains, a common reservation system and investment in rail infrastructure.January 20, 2020.- The European environmental organizations belonging to Europe on Rail, a project represented in Spain by ECODES and eco-union, ask the European Union and national governments for measures to strengthen international…
eco-union
19 January, 2021