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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…
1 July, 2022
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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.…
16 May, 2022
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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…
25 April, 2022

Inputs to the Spanish Rail Infrastructure Strategy 2021-26

Eco-union collected in the following document the allegations to the Spanish Railway Strategy, for the 2021-2026 period. The allegations focus on medium and long-distance passenger trains, especially on cross-border connections and night trains. The recent Action Plan to boost passenger rail services published by the European Commussion in December 2021 has been used as a basis for the drafting of…
11 February, 2022
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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…
8 February, 2022

Letter to EC president von der Leyen and VP Timmermans

The aim of the letter is to push back against the Commission's announcement not to increase the EU's nationally determined contribution (NDC) next year despite its current insufficient level and the clear commitment in the Glasgow Pact for all parties to revisit their pledges. The signatory organizations, amongst which eco-union is included, are displayed below. Read the letter to know…
17 December, 2021

Letter to the European Commission on the Nature Restoration Law

On 14th December, over 150 environmental NGOs from across Europe sent a letter to the European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and the Environment Commissioner Viginijus Sinkevičius raising concerns about the overall ambition of the EU Nature Restoration Law, which is in the final stages of preparation by the European Commission.  NGOs are strongly convinced that clear measurable targets for…
14 December, 2021