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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
Press releaseSustainable Mobility

Friendship treaty between France & Spain should improve cross-border connections

On Thursday 19 January, Spanish President Pedro Sánchez and French President Emmanuel Macron will meet in Barcelona for a new Spanish-French summit. On the occasion of this meeting, eco-union, together with other French and Spanish civil society organisations, have published a press release urging both governments to integrate low-carbon cross-border mobility in the Friendship Treaty to be signed during the…
eco-union
17 January, 2023
Press releaseSustainable Mobility

Sustainable mobility going backwards between France and Spain

Sustainable mobility going backwards with the diminution of cross-border trains between France and Spain Since 2013, Spanish public rail operator Renfe and French SNCF have been operating services together between France and Spain through Catalonia. However, on 11 December 2022, this cooperation ended and from now on only two trains a day in each direction will cross the border through…
eco-union
12 December, 2022
EventsGreen TransitionNewsSustainable Mobility

eco-union at the COP27

The expectations are high for the 2022 International Climate Talks. After a tremendously difficult 3 years which have seen the COVID pandemic, war in Ukraine, economic and fossil fuel energy crisis, the whole world and European countries in particular have made multiple setbacks on fossil fuels. These two weeks in Sharm El-Sheikh could deeply influence what the future will look like.…
eco-union
7 November, 2022
Sustainable Mobility

French-Spanish passenger trains: an opportunity for modal shift

Eco-union, in collaboration with RAC France, has launched a new report that aims to compile and assess the state of the French-Spanish passenger trains, with a particular focus on medium and long-distance —night and day— cross-border connections. The sector of transportation is responsible for an important part of CO2 emissions and therefore offers considerable potential when trying to reach the…
eco-union
31 October, 2022
NewsSustainable Mobility

The renaissance of rail lines between Portugal and Spain is taking time

Eco-union, in collaboration with Zero, has produced a new report that aims to bring together updated information regarding the Portuguese-Spanish passenger train connections on medium to long distance cross-border night and day lines.  It intends to understand the current state of play of Portuguese-Spanish passenger rail connections; what is the potential for the main mobility corridors between the two countries;…
eco-union
26 October, 2022