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Marta Orihuel is part of the EuroVelo team at the European Cyclists’ Federation, she is leading EuroVelo communications and managing the network of the National EuroVelo Coordination Centreand Coordinators (present in 22 countries) and the ‘EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference’. Marta is an Environmental Scientist and holds a master’s degree in Innovation and Strategic Design and one in International Cooperation. She has over 10 years of experience in promoting cycling, sustainable mobility and community development as a social entrepreneur and an activistShe co-founded the Integral Centre for the Bicycle and Sustainable Mobility at the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2009, as member of the social co-op Goteo, and has been involved in urban/rural transformation projects towards sustainability as a facilitator and designer in Europe and Brazil.

1 March 2022

Reimagining the way we travel to address climate change: Cycling tourism as an ally

ECF takes a look at how more cycling can help the tourism sector not only reduce its CO2 emissions, but also encourage biodiversity regeneration. Europe will […]
24 February 2022

Scientists predict an alarming new record decline in Antarctica’s sea ice cover in 2022

The sea ice extent is one of the key components of the polar climate system. As global warming is changing the landscape of the Arctic, scientists […]
23 February 2022

European Parliament calls on quick expansion of offshore renewables to meet EU climate targets

MEPs in the European Parliament urged the European Union (EU) to deploy offshore wind more quickly as they noted that the cost of such energy source […]
23 February 2022

Spain and Portugal facing water shortages for several weeks

For almost two months, rain has been a rare incident in Spain and Portugal. Although the Iberian Peninsula has historically experienced periods of drought, this year […]
22 February 2022

Sunlight is a powerful weapon to clean up oil spills in the ocean

Sunlight is a fundamental aspect for life to thrive in our planet. But it looks like the magnificent rays from the sun can also be a […]
22 February 2022

Spanish ghost town emerges in Galicia after severe drought

The severe drought affecting the northern border region between Spain and Portugal has brought down the water levels of a reservoir in southern Galicia, and something […]
21 February 2022

In 2020, fossil fuels made up 70% of gross available energy in the EU

In the EU, we still largely rely on fossil fuels for our overall energy supply, illustrated by the ratio of fossil fuels in gross available energy (the total energy […]
8 February 2022

EU complex technical screening criteria could risk climate goals set for European gas industry

The energy transition in Europe is happening. There are a number of challenges but they are being addressed in different ways. From biofuels, sustainable aviation fuels […]
7 February 2022

Young people in Benelux torn between traveling and reducing their carbon footprint

Recent results of the 2021-2022 Climate Survey published by the European Investment Bank (EIB) reveal the difficult choices young people are facing between a desire to […]
7 February 2022

The future of energy in Europe and the aviation’s role towards decarbonisation

The energy transition is well underway with business and civil society pledging to achieve greater sustainable ambitions. The aviation sector, in particular, plays a key role […]
28 January 2022

Research in 3 EU countries finds a high level of contamination in the vicinity of incinerators

New research  published this week by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) about incinerators in three countries – Spain, Czechia, and Lithuania – finds a high level of contamination in the […]
26 January 2022

Why is Jakarta sinking?

Jakarta is among the several cities at risk of disappearing due to the sea-level rise and flooding. While the capital of Indonesia is no exception to […]
26 January 2022

The last 7 years were the warmest on record

The last 7 years were the warmest on record and also the 7th consecutive year where the global temperature has been more than 1°C above pre-industrial […]
25 January 2022

Flying cars and electric planes but new tech alone will not save our planet

In August last year, DHL Express ordered twelve 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation, based near Seattle, for delivery in 2024. John Pearson, CEO […]
20 January 2022

Joshua trees are in serious danger

Recent research conducted by the University of California Riverside (UCR)at Joshua Tree National Park in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles found that without […]
18 January 2022

Turkmenistan’s “Gates of Hell” may finally be closed after 50 years of non-stop burning

The “Gates of Hell”, a gaping hole in the middle of the Karakum Desert, in Turkmenistan, have been permanently burning since 1971. After 50 years of […]
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