The Belgian court convicted the Belgian federal state and the three regions of the country (Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels) for failing to take the necessary measures to deal with global warming.
The Belgian authorities made a mistake by implementing a negligent climate policy. On Thursday, June 17, the Belgian court convicted the Belgian federal state and the three regions of the country (Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels) for failing to take the necessary measures to combat global warming.This decision is unprecedented in domestic history and is described as“history” Provided by the association that filed the lawsuit.
“Pursue their climate policy”, Four entities “Don’t act like the usual cautious and diligent authorities. This constitutes a mistake.” Regarding the Belgian Civil Code, the verdict is emphasized, and a copy of it has been communicated to the press. In addition, “Prevent the impact of life-threatening climate change by not taking all necessary measures” The complainant, they violated the European Convention on Human Rights, he continued.
However, the Brussels court of first instance failed to impose specific greenhouse gas emission reduction targets as requested by the plaintiffs—especially the Klimaatzaak Association (“climate case” in Dutch)—as recently in the Netherlands and Germany.
The procedure was initiated by Klimaatzaak in 2015 as a response to Belgium’s response to the procedure that led the Netherlands to condemn the Dutch government for not complying with the emission reduction targets set by the Paris Agreement. In The Hague, the judgment became final in December 2019.
Approximately 58,000 Belgian citizens (initially three times the number of Dutch citizens) are involved in the lawsuit filed by Klimaatzaak, and “Everyone is considered acceptable” (Legal behavior), namely “Unique”, Said Serge de Gheldere, president of the association.