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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

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
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and Policies

Global Just Transition(s): From sectoral transition to systemic transformation

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 and global perspective: from…
eco-union
3 June, 2021
Governance and PoliciesPress release

Open letter to EU Transport Ministers

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 release

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