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Jan 09, 2020

Hungarian government approves its climate policy priorities

The government has adopted a new strategic document that replaces the current National Energy Strategy and will define Hungary’s climate policy goals through 2030 with an outlook to 2040.

The Hungarian government has approved its medium and long-term climate policy priorities, it has been announced.

The innovation and technology ministry said in a statement that during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the government adopted a new strategic document that replaces the current National Energy Strategy and will define Hungary’s climate policy goals through 2030 with an outlook to 2040.

According to MTI, the ministry will draw up a national strategy for achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The fundamental principles of that strategy were also approved at Wednesday’s meeting.

Cabinet members discussed and approved the climate change action plan, a report on the effects of climate change on the Carpathian Basin, the new national energy strategy as well as the national energy and climate plan.

The ministry said the long-term, comprehensive clean development strategy mapped out on the basis of the documents will be submitted to the government by the end of the year.

The government will ask parliament’s opposition-led sustainable development committee to debate the documents.