March 30th, 2022
EURACTIV | Let us not replace one dependence with another
Crises follow one another and they have in common that they all demonstrate the need to work towards more anticipation, prevention, and strategic foresight – whether it is to prevent these crises or to be able to cushion the violence of their impact on our daily lives quickly and effectively.In addition to the explosion of energy costs that we are experiencing today and to which we are responding with and in emergency, another crisis is looming: the soaring prices of rare metals.If not…
October 1st, 2021
Belgium adopts an ambitious federal plan for sustainable development
Despite being a legal obligation under the law of May 5th 1997, the previous federal plan dates back to the period 2004-2008. It was led by Secretary of State Olivier Deleuze. Ever since, no new plan had been approved by the federal government. "I am delighted to see that this situation has finally been rectified. It is crucial that we, at our own level, can accelerate the implementation of sustainable solutions to the major challenges facing the world," said the Minister.…
September 15th, 2021
DIALOGUE BETWEEN STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: BEST PRACTICES AND REFLECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE.
A climate diplomacy initiative was held this morning at the residence of the Italian Ambassador in Brussels, Francesco Genuardi, in the special presence of the Federal Minister for Climate and Environment of the Kingdom of Belgium, Zakia Khattabi, entitled " Dialogue between students and the public and private sectors on circular economy and climate change: best practices and reflections for the future ".
July 23rd, 2021
Federal policy guided by the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals will serve as a compass for federal policy. At the proposal of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Minister of Sustainable Development Zakia Khattabi, the Council of Ministers has agreed that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should be included in all general policy notes. Thanks to their systemic approach, the SDGs provide an excellent framework to develop more sustainable, integrated and coherent policies and…
June 1st, 2021
New scenarios for achieving climate neutrality in Belgium by 2050
The new scenarios contribute to the development of an overall vision for climate policy. They also provide pathsways that can be followed and key considerations with regard to trade-offs to be made in order to achieve climate neutrality in our country for all policymakers and investors. "To govern is to foresee, and this concern is central to my governance on climate action. Having committed to the goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the task now is to analyze in concrete terms what…