Was Umwelt-NGOs über Belgien denken

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Das Atomkraftwerk Doel im Antwerpener Hafen.

Belgiens politische Struktur ist auch auf dem Klimagipfel in Paris ein Thema. Zusammen mit Neuseeland hat Belgien den ersten „Fossil des Tages“-Preis des Climate Action Network CAN erhalten, indem besonders schlechte Umweltpolitik „geehrt“ wird. 

Das CAN schreibt:

„(…) Joining New Zealand on the winners podium (drum roll please) for a first placed Fossil Award is Belgium! With environmental leadership as murky as a tall glass of weisse beer it’s four governments from four different parties are still bickering over how to implement the existing EU climate and energy package from 2009, ensuring they were too busy to even consider doing the work necessary to prepare for the Paris Climate Summit.

Today Belgium is one of the few EU countries lagging behind on their carbon pollution reduction and renewable energy targets. There is such a severe state of gridlock in the Belgian environment office it’s as if the minister ate 5 boxes of Guylian Chocolates in one sitting. Because of this blockage on a Belgian climate agreement the country also lags behind in providing sufficient and durable climate finance.

For Belgium… the train has left the station for COP21 – literally. This weekend the Environment Minister missed the train to Paris. Why? Because the government was negotiating the restarting of old nuclear power plants that were canned over a year ago. Way to go Belgium…backwards.“

Quelle: Climate Action Network CAN

About CAN

The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 950 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 110 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. (…)

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