June 2nd, 2023
PR | Belgium becomes the second European country to introduce a reparability index
On Friday 2nd June, the Council of Ministers adopted the draft bill tabled by the Federal Minister for the Environment, Zakia Khattabi, introducing a reparability index. This measure, which stems from the federal action plan for circular economy, is not only a major step forward in the fight against the premature end-of-life of certain objects, it also helps to preserve the natural resources needed to produce them.
April 24th, 2023
10 years Rana Plaza
Exactly a decade ago, the world witnessed a terrible tragedy! Rana Plaza, an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh, collapsed, causing more than 1,100 deaths. This is one of the worst industrial catastrophes in our history and is the consequence ofa logic of maximum profit for a minimum cost. The hazardous and inhuman working conditions under which millions of people work daily in the fashion industry have been exposed.
March 21st, 2023
Views | The sustainability of our public finances requires investment
In the debate on European fiscal policy, analyses and proposals for a return to fiscal orthodoxy follow one another. These are not only very alike, but also similar to those of the 1990s.
March 20th, 2023
PR | Zakia Khattabi in Copenhagen in preparation of an ambitious COP28
On Monday, an international ministerial conference on climate change will be held in Copenhagen.The first conference since COP27, that took place last November at Sharm al-Sheikh, will be hosted for two days by the current and incoming Presidencies of the Conference of the Parties on Climate, namely Egypt and United Arab Emirates. Organized to assess COP27, the Belgian Federal Minister for Climate and Chief of Delegation, Zakia Khattabi, will attend both days of work with the firm intention of…
March 4th, 2023
PR | Zakia Khattabi provides the federal government with a climate adaptation policy
On Friday, 3 March 2023, the Council of Ministers took note of the final version of the federal adaptation measures 2023-2026 proposed by Federal Minister for Climate Zakia Khattabi. A coherent package of 28 measures that aims at a climate resilient society by 2050.