Challenges of the region in terms of environment
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.
Following the sixth Sate reform, animal welfare (FR/NL) has become a regional competence managed by Bruxelles Environnement.
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.
Info Bruit, the Brussels-Capital Region portal site on noise
In a city with over a million inhabitants, economic activities and transport are major sources of noise pollution. The challenge is to create harmony between a dynamic city and a healthy sound environment.
The portal site Info Bruit (FR/NL) allows you to:
- gain more insight into the various sources of noise pollution
- identify the stakeholders
- report noise nuisance
- know the procedures to be followed in case of persistent problems
- request noise management measures, where permitted by law.
The portal site also offers tips and advice on protecting yourself from noise pollution and on making less noise.
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.