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Vision and strategic workstreams for a decarbonised Belgium by 2050

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Input to the Belgian long-term strategy

This report aims to identify key orientations for the establishment of long-term decarbonisation strategy for Belgium. It draws on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative analyses, policy documents and scenario modelling for 2050.

 

GHG emissions in Belgium amounted to 114,5 MtCO2e in 2017, down by 22% since 1990. By 2050, in the context of a climate neutral European Union, Belgium could reduce its GHG emissions by about 95% with respect to 1990 and compensate the remaining gap by negative emissions, thereby reaching climate neutrality. The buildings, the transport and the power sectors could be fully decarbonised.

 

In order to reach such deep emission reductions, a large variety of levers needs to be activated in every sector. These levers mainly relate to technological developments and to lifestyle and organizational changes which need to be enabled and incentivised by a large set of policies and measures at all government levels. It is also important to align policy frameworks in the various policy areas covered and to gather further strategic and technical insights into specific issues so as to provide all relevant actors with a robust basis for policy decisions and strategic choices.