Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment
"The Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment, or IBGE-BIM, is the environmental and energy watchdog of the Brussels Capital Region. Since 1989, the Belgian regions have had authority over such important matters as the economy, employment, public works, transport, urban planning and the environment.
IBGE-BIM was created in 1989 by the Royal Decree of 8 March 1989 to be the spokesman of the people of Brussels for everything relating to their living environment.
IBGE-BIM acts, from the regulatory standpoint, as a research, planning, advisory and information body, as well as an issuer of permits, and a surveillance and control agency. From the sectoral standpoint, it has authority in the areas of waste, air quality, noise, parks and forests, water, soil and energy."
Source: IBGE-BIM website