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Factsheet for measure BE-2021-1/3122 – measures in Belgium

Low carbon/circular advisor

Référent bas carbone/circulaire

Country Belgium , applies regionally

Time period Open ended, started on 01 January 2021
Context Green Transition
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Dries Van Herreweghe (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Eurofound
Measure added 22 February 2023 (updated 20 March 2023)

Background information

With energy prices rising and new, more sustainable business models being developed, many companies are choosing to produce in a more energy and raw material efficient way. The Walloon government wants to support companies when contemplating these types of business decisions with providing expert advice. By doing so it tries to decrease the perceived barriers by companies to take certain steps to become more sustainable.

Content of measure

In order to allow Walloon companies to make the right decisions in their transition towards more sustainable production methods, the Walloon government provides advice via specialised low carbon advisors.

The low-carbon/circular economy advisor is an advisor that helps companies, free of charge, to detect the potential for reducing energy costs and improving circularity within companies.

They will help with drawing up an energetic and ecological balance sheet. Once this diagnosis and balance sheet has been drawn up, the low carbon/circular advisor will work together with the company to identify actions that can be taken to improve on these aspects.

The "low carbon/circular economy advisors" cover the whole of Wallonia.

Use of measure

The uptake of the measure is not known.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Local / regional government
Regional funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


The involvement of social partners is unknown.

Views and reactions

The views of the social partners on this measure specifically are currently not publicly available.


  • 22 February 2023: Réalisez la transition environnementale de votre activité grâce à un référent bas carbone (


Eurofound (2023), Low carbon/circular advisor, measure BE-2021-1/3122 (measures in Belgium), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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