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Energy: 6 out of 10 Belgians ready to change their consumption habits

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”.

Multiple scenarios

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.




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