- In Hamburg, 25 metropolitan regions committed themselves to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 80% before 2050. Delegates of cities such as Amsterdam, Lyon, Stockholm, Hamburg, Frankfurt or München signed the joined declaration during a special climate change conference of the Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas (METREX). So, another piece of evidence that our cities are taking the lead in the fight against climate chaos. That being said, I am still waiting for my own city, Brussels, to start taking some initiatives towards sustainability.
- Another Belgian city, Antwerp, is not giving the best example of sustainability and climate awareness either, as German energy consortium E.ON announced plans to build a large coal power station in the Port of Antwerp. The power station will use 2 million tons of coal per year. I wonder of this will help Antwerp to cut its emissions by 80%?
Maybe, in view of all the absurd political bickering about the future of Belgium, we should consider transforming this country into the CO2 landfill of Europe?Author : Willy De Backer