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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.…
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

Mobility Eco Forum

Press Note 15th March, 2022 We are at a turning point for the future of our planet, and transport is one of the key drivers of change. High-speed rail transport has taken on an increasingly important role in the European mobility system. With the electrification of railways, rail has also become one of the instruments to accelerate the climate agenda…
eco-union
15 March, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNewsPress release

‘End imports of Russian oil to stop financing Putin’s war’

Before the war in Ukraine, NGOs ask the European Union to adopt new measures to stop the energy prices crisis and paralyze Russia’s energy income.    Until now, energy policies have remained outside of the economic sanctions package imposed by the European Union. Indeed, Russia continues to profit from its energy monopoly and the high dependence of EU countries. In…
eco-union
3 March, 2022
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Eco-union’s submissions to the Indicative Strategy for the Spanish Rail Infrastructure 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…
eco-union
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…
eco-union
8 February, 2022
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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…
eco-union
17 December, 2021
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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…
eco-union
14 December, 2021
News

Publication of the Blue Eco Forum 2021 Conference Report

The Blue Eco Forum 2021 (BEF), held online on the 22nd of October, gathered key  stakeholders involved in ‘Blue Food Systems’ in the Mediterranean region. The diversity of institutions and organisations (GFCM-FAO, Seas at Risk, IEMed, Union for the Mediterranean…) represented allowed for rich debates and insightful contributions, which are all brought together in the conference report - accessible below.…
eco-union
14 December, 2021