On 10 and 11 January the General Representative of the Government of Flanders, Dr. Geraldine Reymenants, participated in the third Ministerial PAGE Conference, in Cape Town, South Africa, where she advocated for more ambitious action to reduce our carbon footprint. The PAGE Conference brought together political leaders, UN agencies, civil society representatives and practitioners to discuss successes and challenges regarding the transition to a green and inclusive economy in their respective countries. Participants discussed themes such as social inclusion, circular economy, green finance and sustainable consumption and production.
On the first of January, the third Country Strategy Paper (2019 – 2023) for Development Cooperation between Flanders and Malawi entered into force. Flanders provided 25 million euros for this cooperation programme over a period of five years.
The Government of Flanders approved a package of 11.5 million euros for international climate finance. In total, the Government spends this year 15 million euros for international climate finance. As a result, the target of contributing 14.5 million euros annually is more than achieved.