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The European elections and the future of the green agenda

eco-union and Conama present special briefing on the European elections and the green agenda In preparation for the European elections in June, eco-union and Conama have produced a special briefing (in Spanish) highlighting the importance of the next EU political cycle for the future of the green agenda and the challenges facing the EU in its transition towards a more…
13 May, 2024
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EU Overshoot day already here – “Unsustainable and irresponsible”

317 civil society organisations, including eco-union, urge EU leaders to tackle the nature, climate and pollution crises following the upcoming EU elections Today marks the EU’s overshoot day. That means that if global populations mirrored the consumption patterns of the EU, humanity would exhaust the planet's natural resources available for the year by May 3rd. On this occasion, 317 civil…
3 May, 2024

eco-union granted official Observer status by UNEP

We are thrilled to announce that eco-union has been accredited as an official Observer by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This accreditation is a significant milestone for us, as it grants us direct participation in various working groups and events at both regional (Europe) and global levels. Previously, we participated as a partner of EEB, but this new status…
7 February, 2024
Blue EconomyNews

A sustainable blue economy for the Mediterranean: challenges, opportunities and policy pathways

A new policy report, commissioned by the European Commission (DG Near) to the EuroMeSCo network, and developed by eco-union under the supervision of the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), aims to assess the status and potential of the sustainable Blue Economy in the Mediterranean region, including an analysis of socioeconomic benefits and impacts in relevant Blue Economy activities. This…
8 January, 2024

Our Autumn-Winter Newsletter is here!

We are thrilled to present the Autumn-Winter edition of our Newsletter, packed with green insights and sustainability highlights. In the wake of COP28 in Dubai, a monumental step toward a fossil-free future, we explore the delicate dance between global interests and the imperative for swift, collective action. The real catalysts for change, we emphasize, reside in the hands of citizens,…
19 December, 2023
Green FinanceNews

Setting next steps to develop the EU taxonomy

In a commendatory move, WWF, with the support of 44 NGOs, including eco-union, has addressed a letter to Commissioner McGuinness, along with key officials from the VDL Cabinet, JRS, DG FISMA, and DG ENV, congratulating the Commission for its groundbreaking Recommendation on facilitating finance for the transition to a sustainable economy issued last June. The heart of the letter lies…
15 December, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeNewsRenewable Energies

Fairer and faster permitting for a successful European renewable energy transition

Spanish organizations within the Climate Action Network Europe, including eco-union, present a report for the proper deployment of renewable energies. Accelerating the deployment of renewable energies, primarily solar and wind, along with associated infrastructure, is imperative, but it must be done inclusively and strategically. Public participation, local involvement, and the protection and restoration of biodiversity are key components for renewable…
8 November, 2023
Governance and PoliciesNews

Manifesto for a fossil-free, socially just, and climate-neutral union

Manifesto for the European elections In a significant stride towards addressing the pressing global climate crisis, CAN Europe unveiled its Manifesto for a Fossil-Free, Socially Just, and Climate-Neutral Union during its recent General Assembly held last week. This manifesto outlines crucial principles and objectives aimed at ushering in a sustainable and environmentally conscious future. Key Principles of the Manifesto: Scale…
30 October, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeNews

REPowerEU Tracker support Energy Transition

CEE Bankwatch, together with, just published the REPowerEU tracker: nested under the Public Financing Tracker page, the tracker analyses the REPowerEU chapters of 15 Member States (with plans to be expanded to all EU27). eco-union has contributed to the assessment of the situation in Spain. The Recovery and Resilience Plans have been analyzed along the following three criteria: 1) transparency…
20 October, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesNewsSustainable Mobility

EU elections 2024: full speed or full stop?

10 proposals to put European transport on track towards a safe, prosperous and climate neutral future   In June 2024 millions of Europeans will cast their vote for the next European Parliament, laying their hopes and ideas for the future into the hands of 700+ decision makers from 27 member states. Europe’s last 5 years of law-making have shown leadership…
10 October, 2023