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In the Paris Agreement, over 200 countries decided upon limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg ratified the agreement and consecutively, in November 2018, they signed the Benelux Talanoa Declaration, emphasizing their common pathway in achieving these goals. In addition, the Benelux Talanoa Declaration calls upon the creation of a platform to enhance further dialogue between the Benelux countries, as well as with stakeholders committed and working towards to the climate objectives on a policy, technical, scientific, practical or more conceptual level. As a result, the Benelux has created a place where regional cooperation and knowledge on climate-related topics comes together: the Benelux Climate Platform.
The Benelux is a close knit, very densely populated and urban, built region, and against the backdrop of the economic disarray left by the Covid19 pandemic, but also the floods that took place in July 2021, cooperation is essential and evident. Combining forces and coupling resources help move the transition forward, in a just way.
The Benelux – as a Treaty based international intergovernmental organisation - has therefore the ambition to bring the added value of regional cooperation to the climate debate in terms of finding tailor made solutions for challenges that are shared across Benelux internal and external borders.
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