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Towards Sustainable Blue Tourism: Trends, Challenges and Policy Pathways

The Blue Tourism Initiative —led by eco-union and IDDRI, in association with CORDIO East Africa, IUCN and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute— has published its gobal flagship report: Towards Sustainable Blue Tourism: Trends, Challenges and Policy Pathways. The publication promotes a holistic vision of maritime and coastal management in line with worldwide efforts to deliver the 2030 Agenda around marine…
8 June, 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…
26 May, 2023
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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…
18 May, 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,…
20 February, 2023
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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…
20 January, 2023
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State of play of tourism in the Mediterranean

 A Roadmap for a Greener, Inclusive & Resilient Tourism in the Mediterranean The new State of Play of Tourism in the Mediterranean report, elaborated by eco-union, following the lead of Jeremie Fosse, is out. It is a key document for the Sustainable Tourism Community (Interreg Euro-Med Programme). The Mediterranean region is a flagship region for coastal and marine tourism, but this has…
7 December, 2022
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Tourism & Circularity for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean

eco-union is attending the UNECE Ninth Environment for Europe (EfE) Ministerial Conference held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 5-7 October 2022. Jérémie Fosse, director of eco-union, will present the State of Play of Tourism in the Mediterranean at the side event on sustainable tourism. The sector has significantly contributed to the Mediterranean region’s economic development, but unsustainable practices have taken a toll on…
5 October, 2022
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Blue Tourism Initiative at the UN Ocean Conference

LAUNCH OF THE BLUE TOURISM INITIATIVE Saturday, June 30 2022 at 6.30 p.m. LISBOA: HOTEL TÍVOLI ORIENTE The Blue Tourism Initiative is a long-term research and innovation project focused on the environmental management, governance and planning of coastal and maritime tourism around major Regional Seas. It comprises policies review, as well as multi-stakeholders initiatives to strengthen sustainable blue tourism at local, national, regional…
30 June, 2022