Marche pour le climat - Mars 2019
A Call for Solidarity with our Youth:
March for the Future on Friday 15 March 2019
The schoolchildren of Belgium, united under the name “Youth for Climate”, have made international headlines with their weekly demonstrations demanding bold political action to fight climate change.
Together with youth groups in over 50 countries, they have announced a March for the Future on Friday 15 March. In Brussels, they will assemble at the North Station at 10.30hrs and march through the city center to the South Station.
The citizen movement Rise for Climate in collaboration with Youth for Climate will organize a rally at the end of the march, on the Esplanade de l’Europe from 12 noon to 16.00. Rise for Climate Belgium is a grassroots, nonpartisan citizen movement that has organized monthly demonstrations in front of the European Parliament from September to November 2018, as well as the march on 27 January which attracted over 70.000 people).
Rise for Climate is advocating for strong climate policy measures to be taken at European level. We have had fruitful meetings and correspondence with high-level officials of the European Commission, Parliament, Council, and Committee of the Regions. We have received confirmation from the office of Donald Tusk that he has agreed to put climate change on the agenda of the upcoming European Council summit on 21-22 March. The rally on 15 March will therefore send a timely message to EU heads of state and government that their constituents expect firm commitments and not empty promises to result from this summit. From our discussions with MEPs and EU officials we have learned that the extraordinary mobilization of citizens and students in Belgium has had a powerful impact throughout the institutions. Far from disapproving of it, they welcome this widely publicized demonstration of “people power” as it provides them the mandate they need to defend bold policy measures against the lobbyists and defenders of the status quo who are pulling all the stops to block them.
5 March 2019
Conférence Pacte Finance-Climat
TRAITÉ INSTITUANT UNE UNION POUR LE CLIMAT ET LA BIODIVERSITÉ prévoyant la création d’une Banque européenne du climat et de la biodiversité et d’un Fonds européen du climat et biodiversité