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Euro 2024 teams can cut emissions by 60% if they avoid flying

Euro 2024 set to be the ‘greenest ever’ with supporter emissions for this summer’s championship down considerably, but teams missing the opportunity to lead by example Europe’s leading national football teams competing in Germany this summer could cut their travel emissions by nearly 60% if they avoided flying, a new Transport & Environment (T&E) – Travel Smart analysis shows. This…
eco-union
4 June, 2024
NewsSustainable Mobility

Top flyers not making credible plans to reduce corporate flying

Twenty-five companies have been singled out in the latest edition of the Travel Smart Ranking, which assesses the efforts and commitments made by multinationals to reduce business travel by air. They are considered poor performers on the basis of two criteria: 1) high CO2 emissions due to employee air travel; 2) no credible targets to reduce these emissions, despite often…
eco-union
12 March, 2024
Sustainable Mobility

Will Europe’s football teams be champions for sustainable travel during Euro 2024?

15 organisations from across Europe have asked their national football teams to commit to sustainable travel for Euro 2024, avoiding flights and opting for means of transport such as rail to reach Germany and/or to move within the country. Changing the way we travel is fundamental to meeting the Paris Agreement commitment to limit global warming to below 1.5°C. Football,…
eco-union
4 March, 2024
Governance and PoliciesPress releaseSustainable Mobility

Spanish Government abandons decarbonisation of transport in the Sustainable Mobility Law

14 organisations criticise the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) for re-submitting the same text that already provoked widespread rejection in the last legislature, and demand changes during its passage that include ambitious objectives and improvements for all citizens. The different organisations again propose more than 60 amendments to guarantee the reduction of emissions and the transformation of mobility, guaranteeing economic, social…
eco-union
15 February, 2024
Sustainable Mobility

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