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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…
3 December, 2019
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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…
25 November, 2019
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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…
15 November, 2019
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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…
19 June, 2019

Open letter to EU leaders: Our sustainable future must start now

EU leaders must end the political inertia on social and environmental challenges by making sustainable development the EU’s top priority for the next five years, say Europe’s leading coalitions of social, environmental and development networks who have joined forces with 150 organisations. Kélig Puyet is the Director of Social Platform, Jeremy Wates is the Secretary General of the EEB, and Tanya Cox…
13 June, 2019
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Renewable prosumers: exploring new business models and routes to market

European PROSEU project invites you to participate in its upcoming business model workshop hosted by eco-union Tuesday, 28 May 2019 Venue: Can Jaumandreu, Perú, 52, 08018 Barcelona Prosumers are active energy users who both produce and consume energy from renewable sources (RE). Prosumers may be the key players in a distributed and increasingly democratized energy future. The growth of RES…
26 May, 2019
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The Blue eco forum 2018 reflects on the sustainability of coastal-maritime tourism

  State and Autonomous Communities institutional representatives, together with experts from different disciplines discuss the role of Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management as tools for tourism sustainability governance. They highlight the importance of integrating coastal-maritime planning and introducing ecosystem carrying capacity to manage recreational uses of the sea and maritime tourism transport. Barcelona, 16th November 2018 - The…
16 November, 2018
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European and Mediterranean safety and prosperity depends on limiting the temperature increase to 1.5°C

In 2015, world countries committed “to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels” when adopting the Paris Agreement. To monitor implementation, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) asked scientists across the world to assess impacts associated with the 1.5°C goal and emission reductions. The findings highlight that crossing this threshold can have severe consequences…
10 October, 2018
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Workshop: “Sustainable investments in the Mediterranean and the role of public & private actors”

The next 19th of June, eco-union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) will present their new report Green Finance in the Mediterranean in Brussels. The presentation will be at a workshop co-hosted with Finance Watch. This report explores some of these questions. We will have an opportunity to discuss some of the initiatives that are going on to promote green investment…
18 June, 2018