3E & Sign for my Future: Boosting Belgium’s climate policy

06-02-2019

3E has pledged support to the Sign for my Future action. Sign for my Future is a citizen-driven initiative, grown into the broadest climate coalition in Belgium ever. For the very first time, over 100 leading CEOs of virtually all business sectors, over 100 civil society organisations, university deans, scientists, younger and older citizens and Belgian media companies have closed ranks.

As a part of the Paris Climate Agreement, Belgium has committed itself to take measures to keep global warming well below 2 degrees. The Sign for My Future initiative wishes to give the Belgian politicians a cleare positive climate mandate to change their policies, and do so before the 2019 elections.

Specifically, the organizers and signatories have three specific requests:

  1. A legal and decretal embedding of the objective of being climate neutral by 2050, with interim targets that already result in significant reductions in emissions over the next five years.
  2. An ambitious and socially just investment plan that helps and encourages all citizens and businesses to make the transition to a climate-neutral society. The investment plan will be implemented at the latest at the end of 2022.
  3. Evaluation and advice of the policy pursued by a neutral board of experts.

You can support the initiative and sign for our future here.