President János Áder has revealed that Hungary will help tackle climate change by launching the Blue Planet (Kék Bolygó) Foundation.
President Áder said that the foundation was set up using 234,400 GBP left to the Hungarian president by electrical engineer Miklós Balázs, who died in Manchester, England in 2013. Balázs’s will states that the funds should be used to the benefit of Hungarians.
János Martonyi, Hungary’s former foreign minister and head of the new foundation’s board, said that "most global risks were linked to human activities and modes of prevention should be given more focus."
Martonyi warned that climate change is connected to natural disasters, terrorism and migration. He said the new foundation would contribute effectively to combatting global risks and the consequences of climate change.