THE climate line

short note

Our planet is warming, the climate is changing.
Fighting climate change is a major global challenge. 

For over 30 years we have been organising ourselves at international, European and national level, resulting in the slow emergence of a climate governance framework. This governance framework is insufficient. But understanding its evolution is nevertheless an essential first step towards improving it. 

What are the current climate objectives? What role has science played in their definition? How is Belgium organising itself to achieve them? 

With the Climate Line, The Friday Group offers an overview of the history of Belgian climate governance. 


The Climate Line does not only fill the knowledge gap between international and Belgian, regional climate governance, it also formulates recommendations:

The Climate Line is available in German, Dutch, French and English.

“As for the future, it is not about predicting it, but about making it possible.”
Antoine de Saint Exupéry (Citadelle, 1948), “IPCC Report 1.5°C Global Warming”


Report for the Friday Group
Stefanie Dens, Aline Buysschaert, Marie Romain and Magali van Coppenolle