Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2006
Date Ended:2012
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Environment, Nature and Energy Department of Flanders
Funding:EUR 1522 million

The government of Flanders adopted the second Flemish Climate Policy Plan in July 2006, covering the 2006-12 period. The plan has four objectives: (1) achieving the Flemish Kyoto target; (2) elaborating the vision and strategy for climate policy in the short, medium and long term for Flanders; (3) establishing the basis for achieving further emissions reductions post-2012 and (4) continuing to develop new climate policy instruments. The FCCP 2006-2012 announces a various measures which should fulfil approximately 80% of the emissions reductions targeted by Flanders. The rest of the emissions reduction will be acquired using flexibility mechanisms. The plan identifies the following priorities and measures as being of particular importance. The first target is "greening" transport in Flanders. The Flemish government intends to promote more environmentally friendly cars, to improve road traffic management and to stimulate "green" driving behaviour. Second, rational energy use in buildings must be implemented. To this end, a decree of 22 December 2006 partially transposed EU Directive 2002/91/EC on the energy performance of buildings. According to the decree, the Flemish government will determine the requirements and standards with regard to energy performance, thermal insulation, indoor climate and ventilation for new buildings and renovation activities. The decree allows the Flemish authorities to require that owners or users of a building present an energy performance certificate. The certificate contains reference values allowing for an assessment of a buildings energy performance, and comparison with other buildings. Third, the plan calls for more extensive use of renewable and low-carbon energy sources for electricity and heat generation. Measures are called for to meet a previously established target of 6% of electricity generated from renewable energy sources by 2010. Electricity suppliers are obliged to provide minimum amounts of electricity from renewable energy sources, and to submit renewable energy certificates (REC) as proof.

This record is superseded by:Flemish Climate Policy Plan 2013-2020

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