Schaerbeek, Saint Gilles and Anderlecht have added their names to the list of Brussels municipalities that have declared a climate emergency.
Already on the list are the City of Brussels, Etterbeek and Koekelberg.
Saint Gilles approved the declaration on Thursday evening and is committing to making energy in its buildings efficient, introducing a bike path, more introducing more school streets and confronting the waste problem with a zero-waste policy. The municipality is going ahead with these plans in the hope of attaining carbon neutrality by 2050.
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A similar motion was passed in Schaerbeek. The municipality wants to better inform students about climate change and to launch a website that clearly explains all of its environmental initiatives. In Schaerbeek, mobility will also be included in its new climate plan.
The municipality of Jette is reportedly preparing to make a similar declaration.
The Brussels Times