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Jan 28, 2020

Justice Minister calls for a “Christian conservative climate policy”

Individual states should develop their own environmental regulations that take into consideration the needs of the local environment and are adjusted to the sustainable development of the country.

The justice minister has called for the implementation of a “Christian conservative climate policy”.

In an article published by Politico, Justice Minister Judit Varga said the reason why green parties had been making gains in western Europe was not because they were necessarily more effective in tackling the issue of climate change than conservatives, but rather because they had so far “largely been playing uncontested on an empty field”.

According to MTI, the minister argued that instead of formulating “easily communicable commitments without estimating their societal, economic and civilizational impact and executability, Europe should be focusing on achieving long-lasting results”.

The minister said multilateral climate treaties like the 2015 Paris accords had only a limited effect on the biggest polluters who “typically fall short of meeting their commitments under such agreements”.

Minister Varga said individual states should instead develop their own environmental regulations that take into consideration the needs of the local environment and are adjusted to the sustainable development of the country.

The minster said “movements in the name of protecting creation” were inspired by Christian ideas and remained strong in rural communities.

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