Today: Tuesday, 5 March 2024 year

Demonstrators in Brussels demanded measures to combat climate change.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday to demand that local and European authorities take more effective measures to protect the planet from climate change.

The action is organized by the Climate Coalition, which unites more than 90 public and political organizations.

“We are seeing the effects of climate change on a daily basis in our daily lives: this is an extraordinary heat wave this summer, wildfires, the worst drought in 500 years, hurricanes and floods … Climate change and the international situation make energy bills unsustainable,” the organizers said in a statement.

They demanded that more effective measures be taken to reduce harmful emissions.

“We demand that the federal center and the regions pursue a unified energy policy. This should make it possible to achieve a 100% transition to renewable energy by 2050,” the appeal says.

The organizers of the action propose to speed up the reconstruction of residential premises in order to make them energy efficient. It is also proposed to focus on “the transition to quality public transport, which will reduce CO2 emissions.

To achieve such goals, it is necessary “to introduce additional duties on windfall profits of energy companies,” activists believe.