Today, members of the Unlock campaign delivered a staggering 58,000 petition signatures to Boris Kisselevsky, the Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) Representation in Brussels. The delivery comes on the opening day of the UN Climate Talks (COP28) in Dubai, and just one week ahead of the next trilogue on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) on 7 December.
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Today with more than a dozen NGOs specialising in climate and environmental issues, we sent a letter to King Philippe and Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem. We are requesting the appointment of a Governor of the National Bank of Belgium who is equipped to meet the challenges of climate change.
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