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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
NewsPress releaseRenewable Energies

Power to the roofs: Repowering Europe through rooftop Solar PV

New report compares European countries’ policies and practices in regards to residential rooftop solar PV and reveals the lack of a right regulatory framework and many barriers that are hindering their progress. The upcoming EU Solar Energy Strategy and the announced European Solar Rooftops Initiative need to provide direction for member states to accelerate their rollout of rooftop solar PV.…
eco-union
16 May, 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
NewsPress releaseTourism, cities and mobilities

#RailRenaissance – How can the EU Recovery and Resilience Funds contribute to European passenger rail?

The European Union has raised €672.5 billion in loans and grants to be distributed to Member States with the objective to incentivise reforms and investments which contribute to build a new post-pandemic economy and society. As expressed by the European Commission (EC) itself, the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF) aims to mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus…
eco-union
21 July, 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
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