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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
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
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
Blue EconomyEnergy and Climate ChangeEnergy and Climate ChangeGlobal Eco ForumNotes de premsaPress releaseTourism, cities and mobilities

A blue Solidarity Economy for a Sustainable Mediterranean

On the 1st of December, the 2020 Edition of the Blue Eco Forum was held on-line, co-organized by eco-union and IesMed . This year’s edition was focused on the Blue Solidarity Economy (BSE), a new concept and field of action that merges the opportunities of the Sustainable Blue Economy with the benefits of the Social and Solidarity Economy. Based on…
eco-union
4 December, 2020
Governance and PoliciesPress releaseUncategorized

ECODES and Eco-union support the European call for a renaissance of rail transport

Promoting the railway to achieve the climate objectives and to structure the territory!   The European Green Deal aims to reduce transport emissions by 90% by 2050. This objective requires shifting a considerable part of air and road transport to the railways, which are currently the cleanest means of passenger transport. 47% of passengers travelling from EU airports travel to…
eco-union
21 September, 2020
Governance and PoliciesNewsPress release

The ECODES foundation and the eco-union association are developing a strategic alliance for the post-covid world

The ECODES foundation and the eco-union association have signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen relations, cooperate institutionally and deepen a strategic alliance in order to promote a green, inclusive and ambitious recovery in Spain and the Europe-Mediterranean region. Considering the current situation of climate emergency and post-covid reconstruction, ECODES and eco-union recognize that the environmental and social challenges faced are…
eco-union
2 August, 2020
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsPress release

Eco-union co-organizes an international workshop on Designing inclusive energy futures

Care about designing inclusive energy futures? Join our e-workshop on 29 April 2020! Are you interested in the inclusiveness of collective energy production and consumption? Do you want to learn more on energy inclusiveness, discuss your practical challenges or share your knowledge with peers & experts in the field? Apply before Thursday 23rd April 2020 and get the chance to…
eco-union
17 April, 2020
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsPress release

Corona crisis measures to help build a better future

As board member of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), eco-union reaffirms its endorsement on EEB’s new position paper (linked below) on the response to the Coronavirus crisis. In such a situation, we think it is particularly relevant to show that environmental NGOs are ready for the post-crisis situation. Como miembro de la junta de la Oficina Europea del Medio Ambiente (EEB…
eco-union
16 April, 2020
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Eco-union asks for a just response to COVID-19

From our organization we want to show our support and align ourselves with the following statements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: - CSO statement (see here) on principles for a just response to COVID-19 (led by 350.org), recently signed by eco-union - Joint NGO letter (see here) of Brussels based environmental groups to the European Commission urging for a green recovery…
eco-union
25 March, 2020