Justice Minister Judit Varga has highlighted how Hungary is at the forefront of climate protection legislation, citing a report by the KPMG consulting firm coinciding with this week’s United Nations COP26 summit in Glasgow.
“It could not be more timely to mention a KPMG report that examines and ranks countries’ efforts in climate protection,” Minister Varga said in an English-language post on Facebook. She noted that according to the report’s Net Zero Index compiled on the basis of more than 100 indicators Hungary ranks 13th globally in terms of measures taken to cut CO2 emissions.
Minister Varga also highlighted that in terms of legislative measures, Hungary is the fifth country achieving the highest score. “Hungary was among the first states to convert the commitment to become a climate-neutral country by 2050 into law. Moreover, the government has also taken several other measures, thereby using incentives such as direct resources and tax breaks,” the minister said.
Minister Varga said the government’s climate policy is standing its course and has been recognized by a growing number of countries in the world. “Let this serve as proof that the Hungarian conservative green politics is effective and successful! We will continue to work and protect our home!”, she said.
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