Belgium Presents Sustainable Development Plan

The Belgium government has proposed a four year sustainable development plan for the country which would begin implementation in June. The final draft is expected by the end of March. Its measures include:

* increase renewable energy to 2% of the total by 2010, financed by a 3% tax break on the sale of green energy
* increase the number of organic farms to 4% of the agricultural sector by 2004
* decrease household energy consumption by 7.5% by 2010 and by 10% in public buildings by 2004.

There are other measures such as a fixed tax on cars, as well as efforts to protect biodiversity, health, and poverty issues. The plan was developed by the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau, the Belgian government and the Inter-Departmental Commission on Sustainable Development.

Center for a Sustainable Economy

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