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The lawsuit in which everyone wins
Belgium is not keeping its international climate promises, so the non-profit Climate Case is aiming to change that via the courts. To enforce an ambitious climate policy, we’re bringing a lawsuit against the four Belgian governments with climate competences. You can help too: become a co-claimant and/or support us financially.
Why is this lawsuit necessary?
This lawsuit is necessary because temperature records continue to be broken, because flooding is becoming more frequent… but above all because there is no real Belgian climate policy. We’ve seen in the Netherlands that this can be enforced via legal action: the Dutch climate organisation Urgenda won a similar case that has led to an ambitious climate law.
Who is Climate Case?
11 founders, 21 ambassadors and more than 40 volunteers
Climate Case was founded in 2014 by 11 concerned citizens who wanted to take action against Belgium’s ailing climate policy. Since then, 21 ambassadors and more than 40 volunteers have played their part in the project.I want to become a volunteer
Serge de Gheldere - Ignace Schops - Johan Van Den Bosch - Lambert Schoenmaekers - Dirk De Clippeleir - Tom Lenaerts - Francesca Vanthielen - Nic Balthazar - Stijn Meuris - Koen Vanmechelen - Tom Brookes
__Sihame El Kaouakibi (sociaal ondernemer) - Stan Van Samang (zanger) - Saartje Vandendriessche (tv-presentatrice) - Stijn Devillé (toneelschrijver en regisseur) - Griet Op De Beeck (schrijfster) - Peter Tom Jones (ingenieur urbanist) - Michel Genet (politiek directeur) - Wannes Capelle (zanger) - Tine Hens (journalist) - Tomas Wyns (onderzoeker) - Jonathan Holslag (onderzoeker) - Kamagurka (artiest) - Alexia Leysen (toneelschrijfster en activiste) - Jef Neve (pianist) - Jeroen Olyslaegers (schrijver) - Joost Callens (ondernemer) - Stefan Grosjean (ondernemer) - David Van Reybroeck (schrijver) - Anuna De Wever (Youth for Climate) - Kyra Gantois (Youth for Climate) - François de Borchgrave (stichter KOIS).
A board of directors and a coordination and communication team
The seven members of the board of directors set out the strategy. Climate Case has one member of staff, Sarah Tak, who coordinates everything . She is assisted by BlueGround for bookkeeping and by Unanimous and Cypres for communication.
Serge de Gheldere (voorzitter) - Ignace Schops (vice-voorzitter) - Lambert Schoenmaekers (schatbewaarder) - Johan Van Den Bosch (penningmeester) - Sarah Van Riel - Francesca Vanthielen - Dirk De Clippeleir.
How do we spend our money?
The money we raise pays for our legal costs, the running costs of the non-profit and the costs of communication and fund-raising. Any money left after the case will be passed on to Belgian organisations and projects working on ecology and transition.View our budget (in Dutch) >
View our budget (in French) >
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