Rise for climate Belgium is a non-partisan citizens' collective. It lobbies the Belgian government and the European institutions to take urgent and radical measures to fight against the causes and consequences of climate change.
15/01 : Rally for the climate and the end of fossil fuels
at the meeting of European environment ministers
at 9:15 am in front of the Palais d'Egmont.
3/12 : Walking for the climate
We are marching for the future: a future that preserves biodiversity, ensures human well-being and dignity, and is based on global solidarity. We march to assert our rights: to life, to a healthy environment, to healthy food produced in a way that does not destroy the planet or human rights, to sustainable energy. We march so that no one is left behind. Climate justice is also economic justice, social justice, gender justice…
More info? Rvs on Fb here
30/11 - meeting COP28 - Espace Buen Vivir from 7.30pm
As you no doubt know, COP28 kicks off next Thursday, November 30, in Dubai.
On the same day, Rise For Climate is organizing a citizens’ debate on the issues at stake at COP28 between 8pm and 10.30pm in Brussels, 8 years after the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
According to the IPCC, the climate catastrophe is worsening, taking us to +3 degrees by 2100. To prevent the earth from becoming unliveable, scientists estimate that we need to halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. What has been achieved by the 195 countries that have signed up? What will the European Union negotiate? Will we really get out of fossil fuels? What influence will the oil lobbies have? What will be the response for the populations of the most vulnerable countries? 30-minute introduction by Larry Moffett, an active member of Rise For Climate, a renewable energy engineer and observer of recent COPs. He’ll explain how it works, and then we’ll debate together!
Where ? Espace Buen Vivir Place Fernand Cocq 23, Ixelles ( metro Porte de Namur , bus 71 and 54 ) Welcome from 7.30 pm
FB event here
26/10/2023 : Brussels Schuman - 18h - Join us for the end subsidies for fossil fuels
EU Council: It 's time for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty!
29/06/2023 -18.00 - Brussels Schuman
The next summit will take place on 29 and 30 June and we are organising a new rally in Brussels Schuman on Thursday 29 June at 6pm on the eve of a summer that is likely to break all records for heat, drought and human and economic tragedy in Europe and the world.
Following the latest statements by Emmanuel Macron and Alexandre Decroo to take a break on European environmental measures, we will be there to call on the Council to speed up these measures, because the restoration of nature, an ecocide law and the climate are an absolute emergency.
UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres, who attended the last summit in March
has also been insisting since the beginning of the year that renewable energies are the only credible way to avoid condemning a part of humanity to death.
Support for the Fossil Fuel Treaty initiative is growing and diversifying. More than 2,100 civil society organisations, 3,000 scientists, 101 Nobel laureates, the World Health Organisation and hundreds of health professionals, thousands of religious institutions, a growing number of indigenous organisations and youth climate activists, more than 600 parliamentarians and more than 85 cities worldwide, as well as a bloc of 6 Pacific countries are now calling for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
For more information: https://fossilfueltreaty.org
contact : email@example.com
Facebook event -> https://www.facebook.com/events/s/eu-council-speed-up-stop-ecoci/152697387640391/
EU Council: It 's time for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty!
23/03/2023 -17h45 -> 19h15 - Brussels Schuman
Previous actions in Brussels :
Call for citizen action for biodiversity: Sunday February 12 at 2:30 p.m., Place de l'Albertine (a stone's throw from Brussels Central Station)
Rise for Climate usually acts at the global and European level but this year we will also act at the local level. We will support and co-organize the next action of Tuiniersforumdesjardiniers.be which unites many collectives and neighborhood committees that defend natural spaces and biodiversity in Brussels. Come if possible with a sign, a banner or a banner representing the natural space that you defend, so that the diversity and convergence of our mobilizations become visible, and that we visualize the places of Brussels concerned. Bring a handful of soil from the living soil you are defending, together we will perform a soil ritual, inspired by an ancient tradition. Also invite your supporters, friends, neighbors so that there are many of us, from all municipalities and all the natural areas of Brussels! Through this action, we also want to show our solidarity with the demands of international associations during the COP15 of biodiversity in Montreal because the massive destruction of natural spaces, living things and their commodification clearly threaten humanity.
Previous actions in Brussels
On December : Actions to save the water
Water went public in the United States on 7 December 2020 and droughts exacerbated by climate change and billions of people suffering from water shortages are of interest to speculators around the world. They will be able to take advantage of the explosion in demand and the scarcity of water to raise prices.
At the European level, water is considered as an economic good that should be accessible at an “affordable” price like energy…
The Agora of the Inhabitants of the Earth, an international network fighting against water privatisation (co-founded by Riccardo Petrella) and elected representatives are currently fighting to defend the right to water for all and as a global public good.
Actions will take place in Brussels, Paris, Rome and Montreal (during the COP 15 on biodiversity) between 7 and 15 December.
In Brussels, join us from 11am in front of the European Parliament, Place du Luxembourg.
Together citizens, NGOs, artists and European elected representatives, we will be stronger!
If you work, you can come even at 12:00 because from 12:45 we will join Schuman to accompany the statue of Spoliation (creation of Bernard Tirtiaux) and many artists who will express themselves, sing for the right to water (the actor and author Pietro Pizzuti, the harpist Maria Palatine…)
With the support of the North-South Forum, Rise for Climate, CNCD-11.11.11, Pour Press, Attac Brussels 2, Espirito Mundo
The complete file here
The Facebook event https://m.facebook.com/events/512369204158692
From Europe to the deep Amazon, let's defend the peoples, the climate and biodiversity! 4/09 - 16h - Brussels Central station
In the meantime, the exploitation of fossil fuels and carbon emissions C02 continue to rise, despite warnings from scientists and political promises! This Sunday, September 4, the eve of World Amazon Day, we welcome Brazilian activist Angela Mendes, daughter of militant trade unionist assassinated Chico Mendes and representative of the Alliance of the peoples of the Forest.
Gathering of Rise For Climate in partnership with the Brazilian association Espirito Mundo and Tuiniersforumdesjardiniers.be representing 27 citizen collectives defending natural spaces in Brussels
Event FB : Here
Act for the climate - 17.30 pm - 23/06 - Brussels
The 27 Heads of State and Government will meet for the European Council. Let’s take advantage of their presence to send them this message:
Get out of fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to renewable energies accessible to all
Helping the victims of climate change
The meeting is at the Rond-Point Schuman at 5.30 pm!
Come and join us!
Meeting point : Rond-Point Schuman at 5.30pm – 23 June
FB Event : Here
Bye Bye, ECT - Rex. Action 17 May - 11h - 12h30 - Brussels
The giant dinosaur “ECT-Rex” will invade Brussels on 17 May, before the conference on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) in June which will decide its future.
ECT-Rex will face determined climate activists demanding that EU countries withdraw from this ‘prehistoric’ treaty which allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments that take measures to reduce CO2 emissions.
Join us to witness this decisive confrontation for Europe’s energy transition!
Where ? Schuman place – 11h – 17 May
Event FB : Here
Week of action for the recognition of ecocide. From March 20 to 25, 2022.
Let's mobilize for the recognition of the ecocide!
Massive deforestation, overfishing, various types of soil and water pollution, deep-sea mining, hydraulic fracturing, radioactive contamination… We all have these images of destruction in mind.
These ecocides, committed repeatedly for decades, have created the climatic and ecological emergency we are facing today.
However, to this day, this destruction is still not illegal!
Those responsible for ecocide are only fined civilly. However, if ecocide were recognized as a crime in our legal systems (international, European and national law), it would be an additional tool to help stop the destruction of nature, and to deter and punish decision makers.
By sanctioning and dissuading those responsible. This would also encourage companies and governments to adopt a more respectful way of operating for nature and humanity.
It is time to change the national, European and international rules and protect our Earth!
We cannot rely on non-binding governmental agreements such as the COP. As the European Union prepares to revise its environmental criminal law, we, as citizens, must continue to push to force the European institutions to recognize ecocide and protect living things.
Join us for our march 20/03 at 12h30 - Luxembourg place in Brussels
We call you to a big mobilization for the climate, the living, the forests, the soils, the water, and against ecocides, on Sunday March 20th, in Brussels, everywhere in Europe and in the world.
This action will also be held in the context of a week of actions for the right to water on March 22 and the global climate strike of Fridays for Future on March 25.
You can also visit the website dedicated to End Ecocide Belgium
20/03/22 - March for recognition of ecocide
The objective of the March 2022 mobilization against ecocide is to keep the pressure on EU leaders and institutions to recognize the crime of ecocide.
When ? Where ? 12h30 – Luxembourg place – Brussels
22/03/22 - Action for the right to water
12h30 -> 14h00
Action before Bourse place in Brussels
25/03/22 - Not for profit
This global strike will focus on #PeopleNotProfit. The climate struggle is a class struggle. For years, the ruling class, (especially Northern corporations and governments) have wielded power to destroy the earth and its occupants without remorse.
They have deliberately sacrificed the ecosystems and peoples of the South in the name of their so-called “development” and eternal “economic growth”.
We refuse to be part of this system and we strike again, in all countries of the world.
Practical details will be announced soon!