Brussels' greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 27 per cent since 2005

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Brussels region have fallen by 27 per cent compared to 2005, according to the 2022 figures submitted to the European Union. Brussels minister of climate transition, Alain Maron (Ecolo), partially credits the changed behaviour of Brussels residents and the Brussels government's policy, mainly in building renovation and mobility for this downward trend.

With the accelerated reduction of emissions, the Brussels region is, according to Maron, "well on the way to meeting the commitments that will allow it to make an ambitious contribution to Belgium's European and international objectives". “Freeing Brussels from its dependence on fossil fuels is essential to enjoy cleaner air, lower energy bills and more comfortable buildings,” said Maron.

According to Maron, the region must "continue on the path it is on if it wants to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050".


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