More than seven out of ten Belgians also believe that Europe, and Belgium in particular, has “a lack of expectation to diversify our energy mix”.
Regarding climate change, 43% believe that “the planet will warm by 2.5 to 4°C by the end of the century, which will initiate irreversible processes for living things on Earth and will force human societies to reorganize in depth”, but 13% think it is “a natural phenomenon” and 11% “makes no sense”.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the average increase in land surface temperature in 2100 compared to the period 1986-2005 will range from 0.3 to 1.7 °C for the most ambitious emission reduction scenarios and 2.6 to 4, 8 °C for the least ambitious scenarios.
The ban on intra-European flights “where there are train/bus alternatives” is supported by one in two Belgian citizens, with differences between Walloons (56%), Flemish (42%) and Brussels residents (61%).
Housing, meat and company cars
Among the other results, a number of specific measures (support, loans, bonuses, taxation) must be reinforced with a view to a massive renovation of the housing stock for seven out of ten Belgians; the abolition of tax benefits linked to company cars is accepted in the three regions of the country (58%), and the abolition, before 2030, “of the production and sale of meat from factory farms” is supported by a majority of Brussels residents (54%) and the Walloons (52%), but rejected by two-thirds of Flemish people.