January 19th, 2023
PR | Zakia Khattabi urges an end to the misuse of the pesticide exemption system.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued yesterday a judgment on pesticide exemptions prohibited in Europe, which several Member States continue to extend year after year. The Court confirms that there is abuse in the recourse to derogations.
December 19th, 2022
PR | BIODIVERSITY GOT ITS PARIS AGREEMENT !
On 19 December 2022, the international community reached an agreement in Montreal on a global framework for the protection of biodiversity. For federal environment minister and head of delegation for Belgium at COP15, Zakia Khattabi, Montreal was to be for biodiversity what Paris was for climate: the beginning of ambitious and coordinated cooperation for biodiversity protection and restoration. "Last night's agreement lives up to that expectation. The 30*30 target was adopted and…
December 16th, 2022
COP15 | Belgian statement
Dear Executive Secretary CBD Mrs Mrema Elisabeth, Dear CBD presidency China, Dear hosting country Canada, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Every day we are increasingly facing the devastating impacts of biodiversity loss, climate change, pollution and ecosystem disruption. These global interlinked crises require joint solutions. Halting and reversing biodiversity loss is ultimately inevitable for the achievement of the SDGs within the next 7 years.As member of the…
December 2nd, 2022
PR | Khattabi wants legislation to ban Belgian exports of highly harmful pesticides.
On this International Day of No Pesticide Use, which commemorates one of the world's biggest industrial disasters in Bhopal, India, in which thousands of people were killed due to a gas leak from a pesticide factory, Federal Minister of the Environment, Zakia Khattabi, announces a draft royal decree to ban the export of hazardous pesticides made and delivered by Belgium to countries in the south, but prohibited in Europe. The text, ratified last week by the…
November 29th, 2022
Presentation of the General policy note 2023
On Monday 28 November, the Federal Minister for Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and the Green Deal, Zakia Khattabi, presented her general policy note for the year 2023.
One that is presented in an emergency context.