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Fostering the transition in Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions

On the 14 of November, eco-union participated in a COP27 side-event held online at the European Pavilion. This event, “Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions in Transition(s) in Europe and Beyond”, discussed the learnings from different EU-funded research and implementation projects (Tipping +, Cintran, Entrances, Tracer) on how to accelerate the just energy transitions in Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions (CCIRs)…
eco-union
24 November, 2022
Blue EconomyEventsMediterranean region

Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean

eco-union is contributing to the dialogue on Blue Economy organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI). This thematic seminar entitled “Tapping the potential of Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean: Policies and Practices to Accelerate the Sustainable Transformation” takes place on 7 and 8 November at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in…
eco-union
8 November, 2022
COP27EventsNews

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
NewsSustainable 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
Governance and PoliciesGreen EconomyNewsSustainable Development

EU’s economic rules must allow for the necessary spending on people and climate

We need a quantum leap in EU economic and fiscal governance for a future-fit economy Towards the end of October, the Commission will present a proposal for a revised economic policy, including rules on how governments can borrow and spend on social and environmental causes. Ahead of the publication, 180 unions, civil society, think tanks and academics have come together…
eco-union
17 October, 2022
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesNews

Call for a bold and transformative Social Climate Fund

A coalition of 38 NGOs, trade unions and renewable energy producers —including eco-union— are calling for a bigger Social Climate Fund to help low-income households in the climate transition. Europe is in the grip of energy price and energy security crises. Households are facing soaring energy bills and fear the coming winter, or simply cannot afford fuel to heat their homes.…
eco-union
11 October, 2022
MediterraneanNewsSustainable DevelopmentTourism

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…
eco-union
5 October, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNewsNotes de premsaPress releaseSustainable Mobility

Travel industry and civil society calling to shift to rail

European actors of the rail and travel sector, rail industry, civil society and passengers associations call on European Institutions and Member states to take bold actions now to achieve a climate-friendly transport system by 2030. Their call was presented at the Connecting Europe Days in Lyon, by Europe on Rail on the Panel “Boosting Passenger Rail Transport” (15:00h-16:30h CET).  “The…
eco-union
1 July, 2022
NewsPress releaseRenewable Energies

Power to the roofs: Repowering Europe through rooftop Solar PV

New report compares European countries’ policies and practices in regards to residential rooftop solar PV and reveals the lack of a right regulatory framework and many barriers that are hindering their progress. The upcoming EU Solar Energy Strategy and the announced European Solar Rooftops Initiative need to provide direction for member states to accelerate their rollout of rooftop solar PV.…
eco-union
16 May, 2022