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A National Climate Plan was introduced based on a cooperation agreement between the federal and regional authorities after Belgium signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1998. One of the commitments made by the Brussels-Capital Region under this plan is reducing carbon emissions.

Many factors impact the state of the environment in the Brussels-Capital Region, including the number of inhabitants, the number of people in work, how they get around, the type of businesses, the built-up area and the amount of green space.

The following pages contain information on energy, waste management, water quality, air quality, storm water basins and the relationship between health and living conditions.

Brussels, sustainable city

Sustainable development (FR/NL) is an environmentally friendly form of economic and social development that meets the needs of today without compromising the capacity of future generations to meet theirs.

The Brussels-Capital Region’s sustainable development policy (FR/NL) is based on various pieces of very specific legislation relating to development, urban planning, mobility and the environment.

Air pollution is felt to be one of the most worrying environmental issues by the majority of Brussels inhabitants. They seem to be ready to ensure that the authorities adopt a number of even more restrictive measures.

(Source: Bruxelles Environnement)


Every year Bruxelles Environnement throws a big party for the environment, attended by all institutions involved in environmental policy in the Brussels-Capital Region, mixing hard information with fun and entertainment.