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The Hungarian government opposes easing climate rules for transport and buildings!

EU Member States, including Hungary, are working in many ways to prevent an impending climate catastrophe. The key in this endeavor is to stop the loading of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide. The measures and regulations for the reduction must be as fitting to the source of the various emissions as much as possible.

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NGO proposal to reduce household solid fuel burning

A proposal has been developed and sent to the Minister of Agriculture (responsible also for the environment) by the Clean Air Action Group (CAAG) to allow municipalities to limit residential burning of solid fuels through national legislation. At the same time, CAAG also calls the government to facilitate the transition to less-polluting heating methods, especially in municipalities that introduce these restrictions.More

The Hungarian government is set to spend over 51 billion Euro, but forgets to consult with stakeholders

Mintegy 19 ezer milliárd forintról – ez Magyarország 2019. évi GDP-jének 40 százaléka – dől most el, hogy milyen célok és prioritások mentén költi el a magyar állam. Ekkora összeghez jut ugyanis Magyarország az Európai Unió 2021-2027 közötti költségvetéséből és a koronavírus-járványhoz kapcsolódó helyreállítási csomagból összesen. A források felhasználásának kötelező eleme az érintett társadalmi...More

German emission trading scheme: energy tax and climate money would be better

In the European Green Deal, the European Commission raised the possibility of including road transport in the European Emissions Trading Scheme. The suggestion has provoked serious criticism from environmental organizations. However, the system will be introduced in Germany from 2021. Bernadett Szabó, an economist and volunteer of the Clean Air Action Group, expressed her professional opinion on this topic. The German government introduced a...More

There are still no barriers to the import of junk cars

Western European countries are providing public money to encourage their citizens to replace their cars as a means of recovering from the economic downturn following the epidemic. The obsolate cars then continue their campaign unhindered against the health of the Hungarian people and to increase the carbon dioxide emissions of transport in Hungary. The Clean Air Action Group therefore repeatedly asked the Minister of Innovation and Technology,...More

The Clean Air Action Group turns to the Supreme Court because of the air quality plan in Budapest

The Clean Air Action Group filed a lawsuit in court in 2018 because the Green Authority's air quality plan for Budapest and its surroundings, in its current form, is not suitable for a substantial reduction of air pollution. In its judgment, the Metropolitan Court interpreted that such plans could not be effectively challenged in court, so the NGO turned to the Supreme Court for review.More

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