Belgium overall does not strive towards a 1.5°C trajectory. With the current regional plans, Belgium would not fulfil the EU requirements for climate effort sharing. There is not enough information available with regards to energy efficiency and renewables. Planned policies and measures (PAMs) are likely not enough to achieve the non-Emission Trading System (non-ETS) target...
Flanders introduced a norm demanding the renovation of buildings at the point of transfer. This was an important breakthrough in principle. However, the design of the norm lacked ambition..
Flanders promised a reduction in vehicle kilometres by 2030. This requires a strong boost in public transport, along with other policies. The benefits would be enormous, yet there has been more talk than walk..
Many billions in government subsidies go to industrial companies. The Flemish government has taken some modest but nevertheless important steps in reforming this support. Various subsidies are now only accessible for..
Investments in renewable energy are expanding. Belgium is a leader in offshore wind, and the residential installation rate in photovoltaics has increased due to the effects of the energy crisis. However, especially in relation..