Hundreds of people protested in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Saturday. They were calling for Belgium to be more ambitious with its climate policy. Participants want to keep global-warming below 1.5 degrees.
“We have to give politicians a shake, as Belgium has fallen behind with the Paris agreement. We know that limiting global-warming to 1.5 degrees is possible, but we have to take action immediately and not wait 5 to 10 years”, says Nicolas Van Nuffel, the President of the Climate Coalition.
Protesters played 28 metal drums, which represented the members of the European Union. Several animals were symbolically “resuscitated” at the centre of the circle of drums thanks to a drop in global-warming.
“The climate has to be at the centre of every decision. We hear “jobs, jobs, jobs” and everyone wants to work, but there is no work on a dead planet. Every investment has to put us on the right path towards the Paris agreement”, says Nicolas Van Nuffel.
There will be a protest against climate change in Belgium on the first Saturday of every month until the large protest called “Claim the Climate”, which will take place on the 2nd of December.