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Press releaseSustainable MobilityTourism

Viaja en Verde is born

A new initiative to tackle the environmental impact of tourist mobility   Viaja en Verde is an initiative led by eco-union and financed by the European Climate Foundation (ECF) that aims to reduce the environmental impact of tourist mobility in Spain. Transport emissions represent around 25% of the European Union’s total greenhouse gas emissions, reaching up to 29% in Spain, one…
eco-union
20 January, 2023
Press releaseSustainable Mobility

Friendship treaty between France & Spain should improve cross-border connections

On Thursday 19 January, Spanish President Pedro Sánchez and French President Emmanuel Macron will meet in Barcelona for a new Spanish-French summit. On the occasion of this meeting, eco-union, together with other French and Spanish civil society organisations, have published a press release urging both governments to integrate low-carbon cross-border mobility in the Friendship Treaty to be signed during the…
eco-union
17 January, 2023
Governance and PoliciesGreen TransitionPress release

Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

An ambitious presidency for a resilient Europe eco-union, together with other environmental organisations, has produced a position paper calling on the Spanish government to set an agenda that meets the urgent needs of decarbonisation during its term in the Presidency of the EU Council. The Fit for 55 package gives us the opportunity to put the European Union at the…
eco-union
23 December, 2022
Press releaseSustainable Mobility

Sustainable mobility going backwards between France and Spain

Sustainable mobility going backwards with the diminution of cross-border trains between France and Spain Since 2013, Spanish public rail operator Renfe and French SNCF have been operating services together between France and Spain through Catalonia. However, on 11 December 2022, this cooperation ended and from now on only two trains a day in each direction will cross the border through…
eco-union
12 December, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNewsNotes de premsaPress releaseSustainable Mobility

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