environmental sustainability

All aboard for a European Year of Railway Workers!

The ETF calls for a European Year of Railway Workers. A year that not only focusses on how rail can best achieve to contribute to Europe’s climate neutrality but also on improving the working conditions for railway workers without which the industry would cease to function.

Statement
10 Dec 2020

EU’s Mobility Strategy must step up its game in shaping socially and environmentally sustainable transport

Transport workers are the sector’s “most valuable asset” reads the newly published Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, but proposed initiatives fall short in matching this statement. The ETF reiterates that to fulfil the goals of the Strategy and enable the transition to greener transport, it is essential to address social issues and foster worker engagement.

Press Release
9 Dec 2020

Climate Law Proposal: ‘Targets are not enough!’- Introducing ETF’s Policy on Climate Neutral Transport

MEPs gave the green light to the new EU emission reduction target for 2030: 60% A good step, but targets are not enough to achieve the transition to climate-neutral transport. We need structural change! Environmental and social sustainability go hand in hand! In its Policy on Climate-Neutral Transport, the ETF lays out six key principles for a socially sustainable climate policy.

News
14 Oct 2020

Can fishers help cleaning the sea from plastic waste?

ETF affiliate FLAI-CGIL presented the findings of new research today, highlighting that fishers catch huge amounts of plastic every day, and the various opportunities that collecting plastic can offer to the fishers.

News
24 Sep 2020

Green and Social Transport

Social issues and environmental concerns are two sides of the same coin. Fighting social dumping and climate action is one and the same struggle.

Issues
11 Sep 2020
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