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Connecting the Spanish and Belgian EU Presidencies for a Just Green Transition

Following the civil society workshop titled "Connecting the Spanish and Belgian EU Presidencies for a Just Green Transition," held in Brussels on January 23rd, 2024, the comprehensive summary of the conference is now available for public access. This collaborative event brought together representatives from Spanish, Belgian, and European Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) actively engaged in the European climate and environmental…
eco-union
2 February, 2024
EventsGovernance and PoliciesGreen Transition

Civil Society Workshop: Connecting the Spanish and Belgian EU Presidencies for a Just Green Transition

The rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (the so-called EU Presidency) is an opportunity for the country in charge to contribute to the advancement of the common EU agenda while supporting specific priorities and topics relevant at a national and European level. The Spanish Presidency, from July to December of 2023, has managed to finalize most of…
eco-union
23 January, 2024
Governance and PoliciesNews

Manifesto for a fossil-free, socially just, and climate-neutral union

Manifesto for the European elections In a significant stride towards addressing the pressing global climate crisis, CAN Europe unveiled its Manifesto for a Fossil-Free, Socially Just, and Climate-Neutral Union during its recent General Assembly held last week. This manifesto outlines crucial principles and objectives aimed at ushering in a sustainable and environmentally conscious future. Key Principles of the Manifesto: Scale…
eco-union
30 October, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesPress release

Organizations from all over Europe unite their voice on H2Med

"It is an unnecessary infrastructure that will not solve the energy crisis" This Wednesday, October 25th, a High Level Decision-Making Meeting will take place, bringing together senior officials from the European Commission and the governments of the 27 EU countries to discuss the projects to be included in the sixth list of Projects of Common Interest/Projects of Mutual Interest (PCI/PMI).…
eco-union
24 October, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and Policies

European NGOs raise concerns about draft NECPs

More than 50 organisations, including eco-union, have supported a NECP lobby letter to the European Commission to express serious concerns regarding the lacking ambition level and inadequate quality of the draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). With climate change accelerating, biodiversity declining, and soaring fossil fuel prices impacting our citizens, revising Member States' NECPs is vital. These plans should be…
eco-union
23 October, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesNewsSustainable Mobility

EU elections 2024: full speed or full stop?

10 proposals to put European transport on track towards a safe, prosperous and climate neutral future   In June 2024 millions of Europeans will cast their vote for the next European Parliament, laying their hopes and ideas for the future into the hands of 700+ decision makers from 27 member states. Europe’s last 5 years of law-making have shown leadership…
eco-union
10 October, 2023
Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesNews

Joint NGO letter urges President von der Leyen to address methane

A coalition of environmental organizations, including eco-union, has come together to issue a joint letter to President von der Leyen, urgently urging her to use the upcoming State of the Union address as a platform to address one of the most critical and overlooked climate threats: the rapid increase in global methane emissions. The undersigned organizations express their gratitude for…
eco-union
1 August, 2023
Ecological transitionGovernance and PoliciesGreen Transition

Just Transition: A new social contract for the wellbeing of people and the planet

Several European stakeholders, mainly civil society organisations, think tanks and social economy enterprises, including eco-union, have published a Call to Action to the European Ministers for Environment and Energy gathered in Valladolid, Spain, on 10-11 July, as well as on other EU and national level decisionmakers, to complement the implementation of urgently needed, ambitious environmental and climate policies with robust…
eco-union
11 July, 2023
Governance and Policies

Spain’s EU Presidency: key role in driving forward the environmental agenda

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has just published a Memorandum to the Spanish Presidency of the EU, with Ten Green Tests for the incoming presidency. As Spain assumes the 6-month Council Presidency of the EU this July, it finds itself facing significant challenges, including the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the energy and inflation crises gripping the region. With these pressing concerns…
eco-union
6 July, 2023
Governance and Policies

Civil society claims its role in a Spanish Presidency of the EU Council ambitious on climate action

27 NGOs come together to advocate for accelerated climate action during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. NGOs bring knowledge and skills to help the Council Presidency go beyond governments and include organised civil society. To this end, they require information channels and active spaces for participation. From 1 July 2023 until the end of the…
eco-union
6 July, 2023