In the Antwerp Borgerhout have klimaatactivistes Anuna, The Weaver and Kyra Gantois Monday night their book ‘We are the climate’ proposed, both to the general public as to some of the prominent politicians that there is instantly in debate allowed to go. That led to notable consensus of (extreme)left to right about the need for a thorough energy renovation of our buildings, 10,000 hectares of additional green space, a faster greening of the vehicle fleet and better public transport.
All parties, in the absence of Vlaams belang after, appeared Monday about climate neutrality by 2050 in our country, and also about the way it turned out, on the surface, a lot of unity. N-VA stood at the mouth of the Flemish Parliament Andries Gryffroy again alone in his plea for the longer keep the nuclear power plants. But the sheer energy debates seems to be a bit exhausted, because themes such as land use, housing, mobility and the economy came Monday prominently.
“We are already much energy has been busy, but also in more green space and therefore trees is a large part of the solution’, says Green-chairman Meyrem Almaci. “Flanders is now a net ontbosser, that is outrageous. Moreover, you can get more green also link to us use of space and thus compaction.’
According to brand new Flemish klimaatminister Koen Van den Heuvel (CD&V), there is already a political consensus on compaction and a betonstop. That the practical legislative effect before, only for the next Flemish government will be, he mentions, however, frustrating and the lack of the icing on the cake ” of the policy. Then got Van den Heuvel, Jos D’haese (PVDA), the laconic question is presented ” what that cake is, because there is nothing happened’.
N-VA after showed all parties are in principle in favour of a proposal of Open VLD’Willem-Frederik Schiltz products to tax of non-European companies the European standards in the field of, for example emissions.
‘Promises can break them’
The Weaver and Gantois wanted after the debate ‘consciously stay positive ” in their reaction to the political spectacle. “I have many good intentions have been heard, but that sometimes seems to be in contradiction with what until now has been achieved’, said The Weaver. ‘A climate law would be a confirmation of the promises that politicians make. Because promises can break them, but I’m curious if they think a law would do.”
Earlier in the evening had the Flemish government architect Leo Van Broeck is invited to the debate, not limiting it to climate and CO2 emissions. “We are with too much, we produce too much and take up too much space,” he said. “You can be a home and not half to extinguish the fire, because it burns the still. We must not only have about the emissions of CO2 and other, much worse substances, but also about our land use and business model.’