Ecolo and the Greens submit the “climate law” they drew up with universities to the Chamber
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    Ecolo and the Greens submit the “climate law” they drew up with universities to the Chamber

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    Ecolo and the Greens have co-signed a bill proposition they will submit to the Chamber. It includes the ready to use “special climate law” that was drawn up with the help of French-speaking and Dutch-speaking universities. This was announced by the Ecolo president Jean-Marc Nollet on Sunday, while appearing on the program “Ce n’est pas tous les jours dimanche” on RTL-TVi. 

    “We have submitted a bill and now it’s up to the main parties to decide”, Mr Nollet said. He said there has to be a vote on the bill before the elections in May. 

    “We could have a two-thirds majority: young people want commitment. Let’s vote in this bill, which has been submitted by scientists”, he said. 

    To deal with the urgency of climate change, a dozen university professors and researchers specialised in constitutional law and the environment submitted a ready to use “special climate law” to the Chamber on Friday. The bill not only raises Belgian targets but also applies the principles of social justice and integrity. 

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times