social sustainability

Navigating our way to a sustainable future

ETF IWT section issues a position on Inland Waterways Transport’s role in the green transition, emphasising the need for significant investments to make the sector environmentally and socially sustainable.

Publication
15 Jan 2021

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

Crisis as a game-changer: The future of waterborne transport is fair

In light of Digital Transport Days taking place on 18 November, ETF Maritime team has published a paper on the future of waterborne transport. ETF’s vision of a fair and sustainable future of waterborne transport shows that there is an alternative to the current business practices in the sectors.

News
18 Nov 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

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

European Inland Navigation can resurface stronger than ever

In an open letter, Joris Kerkhofs and Jacques Kerkhof reflect on the effects of the crisis on inland waterways transport (IWT) in Europe. They explore the ways this crisis has impacted the sector and how we can ensure that it plays a role in the sustainable future of European transport.

News
12 Aug 2020
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