🦕 Chaque jour, le CAN (Climate Action Network) remet le prix du "Fossil of the Day" aux pays qui bloquent les négociations ou qui ne sont pas assez ambitieux en matière de climat. 🦖 La Belgique est l'heureuse gagnante de ce prix satirique pour le Day 3 de cette COP.
😓Pour quelles raisons ?
“While Europe is taking a leading role in the climate crisis, Belgium is lacking behind on every target. The new flemish minister of environment proposes ‘plane pooling’ (honestly, this word she invented herself) as a good environmental option to go to the COP. This means she is NOT going by private jet but will fly on a plane that has ‘normal’ passengers as well and is ‘as full as possible’. That doesn’t seem like a minister that takes the climate crisis serious… Belgium will miss its 2020 targets and there is no good news about 2030 either. The plan that was presented to the commission last year has too weak targets, no clear policies to reach them and a total lack of integration. Because: oh yes, don’t forget that Belgium has four governments that need to agree on climate action! Maybe they could train pool to come up with a better plan? And did you think that they were all about 2050? Forget it! Up until now, Belgium does not seem to come up with a clear position on European climate neutrality in 2050. Yes, you heard that right. Even though the IPCC said that that would be the date that the WORLD needs to be climate neutral to achieve the Paris goals. Did they think the EU as a major historic emitter needs to do less than the rest of the world? Their chance to provide clarity is next week, when the EU council will vote on that. Oh and one more thing… They have been announcing everywhere that they will double their contribution to the Green Climate Fund. Nice, but… without a number we don’t really know what they are talking about. Because yet again: there are 4 governments that have contributed before. Could they maybe also clarify that before the end of the COP. That would be great!”