How well is your municipality performing when it comes to measures to help tackle climate change?

Information about energy consumption energy efficiency, emissions and other data relevant to climate change from all 300 municipalities in the five Flemish provinces have now been grouped in a an easy to consult report. The report means that Flemish municipalities now have a uniform series of statistics that will enable them to follow the effects measures they have taken to tackle climate change are having.

Moreover the statistics will also enable municipalities to make an informed decision when making new policy decisions concerning climate change or when modifying existing policies. 

248 municipal authorities in our region have signed up to the so-called Mayor’s Covenant.  This obliges them to have reduced their carbon emissions  by 20% in the period between 2011 and 2020 or to have reduced emissions by 40% by 2030. The report contains data about carbon emissions from homes, service industries, small and medium-sized enterprises, traffic and agriculture.      

The report also contains information about energy efficiency and renovation grants and the potential to install solar panels on roofs.

The data comes from a number of bodies, including the Flemish Regional Authorities and the company that is in charge of the gas and electricity network in Flanders, Fluvius.    

All the information can be found on the provincies.incijfers.be website. The site is only available in Dutch. First type in the name of the municipality in which you live and then click on the symbol for “klimaat”.  You will then obtain all the information about the municipality that is of interest to you. You can also compare two municipalities with each other.