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Rail travel for work: which companies are paving the way for sustainable business travel?

Flying for work is all too common for some employees. But on some common routes like London-Amsterdam, traveling by rail over plane will reduce the employee’s carbon footprint by 93%. Yet, too few companies have embraced rail in their business travel policies, a new briefing by the Travel Smart Campaign finds. Business travel represents 15-20% of global air travel. At…
eco-union
9 November, 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…
eco-union
10 October, 2023
EventsSustainable Mobility

Side event: Towards a low-carbon, inclusive and healthy mobility in Europe

Event organized in the context of the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union. Next September 21st, in Barcelona, the event “Towards a low-carbon, inclusive and healthy mobility in Europe” will take place, to debate with representatives from several Member States, the European Commission, the industry sector, and civil society organizations, the necessary and pressing decarbonisation of transport…
eco-union
8 September, 2023
Sustainable Mobility

Multimodal Digital Mobility Services Regulation: Environmental NGOs call for cross-border travels to be fully covered

15 NGOs call upon the EU Commission to unlock the potential of MDMS to reduce GHG emissions and the climate impact of aviation To support the European Green Deal, the MDMS Regulation must enable consumers to seamlessly combine low carbon transport modes such as rail and bus across borders. One of the barriers faced by consumers to travel cross-border by…
eco-union
5 July, 2023
EventsSustainable MobilityTourism

Climate impacts and decarbonisation of tourist mobility in Barcelona

Today we unveiled our latest report, a collaborative effort between our organization, the Association for the Promotion of Public Transport (PTP) and the Sustainable and Safe Mobility Foundation (FMSS). This significant milestone was achieved within the framework of the "Barcelona Zero Emissions Destination" project, funded by the Barcelona City Council's Climate Plan. The report we presented is a comprehensive research…
eco-union
26 May, 2023
EventsSustainable MobilityTourism

Barcelona Zero Emissions Destination: save the dates!

Our study delves into the impact of tourism in Barcelona, focusing on this destination as our focal point. In this comprehensive analysis, we not only present a series of valuable recommendations but also showcase exemplary practices that can effectively enhance Barcelona's tourism industry Promoting a modal shift hinges on a crucial factor - improving travel times between Barcelona and major…
eco-union
18 May, 2023
EventsSustainable Mobility

1st Iberian Rail Conference

The Iberian Rail Alliance —Alianza Ibérica por el Ferrocarril, in Spanish— , of which eco-union is a member, is organizing the 1st Iberian Rail Conference on 21 March 2023, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the headquarters of the Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (Madrid). The event will be attended by members of the Alliance, as well as different…
eco-union
20 March, 2023
Sustainable MobilityTourismViaja en Verde

A travel policy to be net zero

Having a travel policy is key in reducing business travel emissions. It provides guidance for employees on best practices for sustainable travel whilst helping the business or organisation meet its environmental goals, save money and protect employees’ well-being. eco-union, in the framework of the Viaja en Verde (Travel Green) initiative, offers a travel policy for public administrations and private organisations in the tourism,…
eco-union
20 February, 2023
Sustainable MobilityTourismViaja en Verde

Viaja en Verde is born

A new initiative to tackle the environmental impact of tourist mobility   Viaja en Verde is an initiative led by eco-union and financed by the European Climate Foundation (ECF) that aims to reduce the environmental impact of tourist mobility in Spain. Transport emissions represent around 25% of the European Union’s total greenhouse gas emissions, reaching up to 29% in Spain, one…
eco-union
20 January, 2023