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Belgium does to short-termism on climate, the debt of Flanders
Environmental Climatologist Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is “disappointed” that Belgium is on the environmental conference in Katowice, not behind the more ambitious countries has gathered. That is, according to the professor at the university of Louvain-la-Neuve, the debt of Flanders, that “short-termism” has done.

“I'm disappointed that Belgium, by the hampered of Flanders, is not with the High Ambition Coalition added,” and that while “a lot of neighbouring countries and China have done”. According to the professor points out that “a lack of respect for the 75,000 people who on 2 december in Brussels, ndr) have argued, and equally little respect for the report of the IPCC,” he said in a comment to the news agency Belga. the

The Flemish kortetermijnsdenken is, "the more apparent if you know that Flanders is more than the Brussels or Wallonia is threatened by the rise of the zeespiegels”. “And if the rest of the world economy with a view to the year 2050, bet on decarbonisering, then the Belgian economic competitiveness will suffer if Belgium is on the sidelines remains”.

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Van Ypersele is not only disappointed about the Belgian attitude, but also about the whole COP24-conference, where the participants are, according to him, a “lack of ambition” shown. So, since the climate deal Paris more conscience about the global warming with the publication of the report of the UN body IPCC, but with the conclusions of that report not be taken into account. “The text of Katowice remains vague about the height of the ambitions, while the problem is here and now for our nose play”.

all the more outstanding if you know that Flanders is more than the Brussels or Wallonia is threatened by the rise of the zeespiegels

Professor van Ypersele

Happy is the climatologist with the establishment by COP 24 of the Platform for Indigenous Peoples, which for years was discussed. This platform “gives often very vulnerable groups in the face of the klimaatwisseling the chance to have their voice heard in the consultation”. Furthermore, he is optimistic because he is in Katowice “many young people” have met who are committed to the environment and the climate.

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