Young protesters invade Federal Parliament grounds to demand policy swing on climateWednesday, 28 November 2018 18:33
The action came in response to a citizens’ call to “Act for climate justice” ahead of the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP24.
Members of the "Time for climate, time for people" collective who were able to enter the courtyard before the gates were shut carried banners with messages such as "Now" and "Act Climate & Social Justice". They also chanted slogans to make sure their demands were heard.
“It is urgent to ensure a real ecological transition, but it is just as urgent to ensure a worthy life for all,” said one participant. “Everyone must play their part, but it is up to the big CO2 emitters in particular to assume the disastrous consequences of their modes of development and consumption.”
The collective denounced a lack of action on climate issues by the Belgian Government and, calling for citizens’ action, they encouraged Brussels residents to flock to the climate march on Sunday.
The group stressed that since 1988, 71% of greenhouse gases are emitted by just 100 companies. It charged that measures such as increasing excise on diesel placed an unfair share of the weight of ecological transition on the shoulders of those who contribute the least to cglobal warming.
The Brussels Times
A study conducted by Brussels’ public cleaning agency found that cigarette butts made up just under a third of the litter scattered throughout of the capital.
Brussels public transport operator STIB has ordered 30 new tram-trains which will in part serve to extend their services to…
Over 7,000 reports of internet fraud were made last year in Belgium, a slight rise from 2017 figures which signals…
Archaeologists from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in collaboration with the Turkish University of Burdur have reconstituted the faces…
The language skills of college students are declining, according to research by Odisee, reported by De Standaard on Monday.