Seven days after its launch, the initiative calling for a strong climate policy in Belgium “Sign for My Future” has already collected 100,000 signatures, indicated the initiative organizers. “A strong signal that shows that this theme is part of the concerns of the population,” the organizers said.
Among the signatories, 27-31 year olds are in the lead and represent 17%. They are followed by 31-36 year olds and 37-41 year olds. The oldest citizen to have signed to date is 86 years old.
“We call to sign for the future of our children. So it makes sense that parents with young children are the first to sign,” said the organizers.
From a geographical point of view, the petition is particularly echoing in Ghent. The coalition at the base of the project, the largest organization set up to put pressure on elected officials in the climate field, brings together not only citizens’ groups (Bruxsel’air, Youth For Climate), NGOs (CNCD, WWF, Unicef, Doctors of the World) and universities (UMons, UGent), but also professional organizations (Agoria, Beci), media (Roularta, RTL, IPM) and business leaders like BNP Paribas, ING, Bpost, Colruyt, Ikea, Proximus, Solvay, and many others.
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[FR] Nous avons recueilli 100 000 signatures! 🎉 Continuez a inviter vos amis & votre famille à signer sur ➡️ https://signformyfuture.be/fr/ ‼️ . [NL] We hebben 100 000 handtekeningen verzameld! 🎉 Nodig al je vrienden en familie uit ook te tekenen op ➡️ https://signformyfuture.be/nl/ ‼️