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Zero waste on beaches, a solution to fight plastics in the Mediterranean Sea

In the Mediterranean Sea, 80% of marine litter comes from land-based sources and 80% is plastic. It is estimated that on average 250,000 different pieces of waste per square kilometre are dumped on beaches every day during the tourist season. The Zero Beach project, coordinated by Rezero and eco-union, and co-financed by the Catalan Waste Agency and Bemed, has shown…
eco-union
11 February, 2020
Blue EconomyEnergy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsPress release

Looking towards 2020: A decisive year for the planet, our society and our common future

2019 has left us with mixed feelings. On the positive side, climate change and the protection of our fragile planet has been a global trending topic for citizens, mass media, and even (some) decision-makers, thanks to Greta Thunberg, the climate strikes and two major scientific reports: IPCC on climate and IPBES on biodiversity. The very bad news is that the…
eco-union
14 January, 2020
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsPress release

New Horizon 2020 research project on European Climate transition

The consortium, lead by the Global Climate Forum, will start mid-2020 a new research project called TIPPING+ on Enabling Positive Tipping Points towards clean-energy transitions in Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions (CCIR). eco-union will be mainly responsible for stakeholders engagement and dissemination activities. Total amount of the project is around 3 millions and will last for 3 years (2020-2023). Why…
eco-union
14 January, 2020
Blue Eco ForumBlue EconomyGlobal Eco ForumGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Publication of the Blue Eco Forum 2019 Workshop Report

From eco-union we want to share the workshop report of the Blue Eco Forum 2019, held last Thursday 14 November at the Poblenou Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The workshop, organized as part of the Blue Tourism project, was attended by twenty participants from different organizations, such as Barcelona City Council, Seastainable Ventures, Hidria, Submon and Arco Latino,…
eco-union
13 December, 2019
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsPress release

Eco-union organizes a side-event on Prosumers for the energy transition at the COP 25 in Madrid

COP25 Side Event - Green Zone  Saturday 7th of December 2019, 13h-14h   Prosumers for the energy transition: Self-consumption of renewable energy by citizens, cities and businesses in Spain and Europe Self-consumption of renewable energy by citizens, cities and businesses (so called prosumers) is a critical driver towards a more decentralized, democratic and zero-carbon energy sector in Spain and Europe.…
eco-union
4 December, 2019
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsPress release

Eco-union’s statement regarding UNFCCC COP 25

Barcelona, 03.12.2019 As we are approaching the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Madrid from the 2nd to the 13th of December 2019, eco-union would like to reiterate the urgent need for countries, businesses and citizens to commit to a global decrease of GHG emissions in order…
eco-union
3 December, 2019
Blue EconomyGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Eco-union organizes a side-event on Blue Tourism at the COP21 of the Barcelona Convention

Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism to Tackle Environmental and Development Challenges in the Mediterranean Region Tuesday 3rd of December, 18h-19h, Sala Sirena, Castel dell’Ovo, Naples Registration form Overview of the side-event Poorly managed and unplanned tourism is one of the key threats faced by Mediterranean natural ecosystems, especially in maritime and coastal destinations, as they are receiving a large amount…
eco-union
25 November, 2019
Blue Eco ForumBlue EconomyGlobal Eco ForumGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Blue Eco Forum 2019: towards sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean

The Blue Eco Forum 2019, organised by eco-union within the framework of the Blue Tourism project, took place last Thursday 14 November at the Poblenou Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University. The conference was attended by about twenty participants from different organizations, such as Barcelona City Council, Seastainable Ventures, Hidria, Submon and Arco Latino, among others. The central theme was…
eco-union
15 November, 2019
Blue EconomyGlobal Eco ForumNewsPress releaseUncategorized

Greening the Blue Tourism: the necessary transition towards sustainable Coastal and Maritime tourism

A new report, to be presented at the Blue Tourism Forum taking place in Paris the 20th of June, highlights the need for better monitoring, cooperation and governance schemes between the tourism industry, governments and local communities, to drastically reduce the impact of coastal and maritime tourism on natural environment, in particular on ocean, air, land and water resources, while…
eco-union
19 June, 2019