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Inputs to the Spanish Rail Infrastructure Strategy 2021-26

Eco-union collected a series of 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 these allegations,…
eco-union
11 February, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNews

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
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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
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Eco-union statement related to the COP22 of the Barcelona Convention

In a context of climate and biodiversity emergency at global and mediterranean level, the association eco-union is calling the contracting parties of the Barcelona Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean and its Protocols, taking place in Antalya, Turkey on 7-10 December 2021 to adopt and promote the following ten decisions and…
eco-union
8 December, 2021
News

Side event on Blue Tourism at the COP22 to the Barcelona Convention

COP22, Side Event, Blue Tourism; Blue Economy;  Post-Covid Recovery In the Mediterranean region, coastal and maritime tourism (i.e., blue tourism) has been a major source of social and economic development in the past decades but has also greatly contributed to environmental resources depletion and marine, air or land pollution. The pandemic has severely disrupted this sector, creating dramatic loss of…
eco-union
7 December, 2021