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Budapest Wins EUR 1.5 Mn to Support its Climate Goals

Mar 1, 2023

Budapest has won a grant of HUF one and half million (HUF 564 million) in the Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission, which will be used to establish the Budapest Climate Agency, the Mayor's Office announced on Wednesday. Budapest has been selected as one of the 53 cities from across 21 European Union and Horizon […]

OMV Collects Used Cooking Oil at its Gas Stations

Jan 23, 2023

The OMV oil company has installed containers suitable for the collection and storage of used cooking oil at 40 gas stations across Hungary, the company has announced. In the containers, the public can safely deposit in screw-tight PET bottles the grease that is no longer suitable for use, they said. Butter, lard, margarine, used cooking […]

Efforts to Stop Waste from Pouring into Hungary

Jan 4, 2023

Garbage collection dams are being installed on several Romanian rivers along the Romanian-Hungarian border to prevent waste floating in the water from crossing into Hungary. Sándor Pásztor, head of the water management directorate of Bihor County in Transylvania, Romania told the Romanian news agency Agerpres that the hydro-technical devices are being installed in the county's […]

Tree Planting Program Launched by Budapest Airport

Dec 28, 2022

In addition to making its own operations sustainable and reducing its emissions, Budapest Airport, the management company of the Hungarian capital’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport, is also working to protect local natural assets, according to a statement by the company. At the end of November, five hundred tree saplings were planted in the Börzsöny mountains, […]

Number of Electric Cars Steadily Increasing in Hungary

Dec 13, 2022

According to the Future Mobility Association, 0.79% of the total car fleet was pure electric at the end of October 2022, compared to 0.47% in 2021 and 0.29% in October 2020. A statement by the association says that 32,596 electric cars were in operation in the country in October this year, while the number of […]

University of Pécs: World's 21st Greenest University

Dec 13, 2022

The University of Pécs (PTE) in southern Hungary has been ranked 21st in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, an international program of 1,050 participating universities. In Hungary, PTE is ranked first in this respect – for the third time now. "Through its Green University Program, the University of Pécs wishes to further enhance its […]

Westend and Woodapest: 38 New Trees to Andrássy Avenue

Dec 10, 2022

On Earth Day this April, the Budapest shopping center Westend's second-hand clothes collection space, ReStore, opened its doors, where, in addition to collecting surplus textiles, it also hosts various sustainability-related activities. Loyalty points are awarded on the Westend app for used clothing donations, which could also be redeemed for tree planting when the project was […]

Increasing Flood Safety in the Tisza Valley

Dec 9, 2022

A project for the development of water infrastructure in the Tisza Valley is starting with HUF 5.6 billion non-refundable funding from the European Union and the Hungarian state; the project, expected to be completed by the end of November 2023, will contribute to increasing flood safety in the region. István Láng, Director-General of the National […]

Green Destinations: Cooperation with Innotime Hungary

Nov 8, 2022

The international certification body Green Destinations has signed a cooperation agreement with Innotime Hungary Ltd., making international sustainable tourism certification available in Hungary. A statement by Innotime Hungary points out that from this fall, they are the Hungarian representation of the Green Destinations international organization, which brings together hundreds of destinations in more than sixty […]

Floating Exhibition Space on the Problem of Pollution

Nov 3, 2022

A floating exhibition space and awareness-raising center was created from the old ferry of the village of Sárazsadány, NE Hungary. The Floating Exhibition, which raises awareness of the importance of environmental protection and the problem of river pollution, was launched on Thursday. The now ten years old Tisza PET Cup, a campaign to collect plastic […]

Hungarians Say Tree Felling is No Solution to the Crisis

Aug 30, 2022

The overwhelming majority of Hungarian society rejects the government's plan to tackle the energy emergency by easing logging. This is according to a representative opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace Hungary and conducted by Policy Solutions and ZRI Závecz Research. “The government's scandalous firewood decree of August 4 was cosmeticized by a subsequent ministerial order, but, […]

Hungary’s Historic Drought is Only a Prelude

Aug 19, 2022

Hungary is battling the worst drought in more than a century. Agricultural losses run into the billions of forints and experts warn that in the absence of focused measures, the country is set to become a forest-steppe by the end of the century. No special research is necessary to see that Hungary is currently on […]

High Demand for Solar Panels

Aug 18, 2022

Demand for solar panels has increased significantly in the past two or three weeks, the president of the Hungarian Solar Panel Association, Ernő Kiss told the state news agency MTI on Thursday. The President said that in 2021, their member companies and other businesses installed solar systems and solar power plants in 35,000 households in […]

Environmental Investments Well Under EU Average

Aug 17, 2022

Most Hungarian businesses are aware of the effects of climate change, with 50% of firms having environmental protection goals, compared to the EU average of 41%, while only 18% have invested in environmental protection projects, according to a survey by GKI Economic Research Co. Due to a lack of resources, only 15% of domestic companies […]

Schools to Receive Free Air Quality Meters in Hungary

Apr 26, 2022

The Clean Air Action Group will distribute free air quality monitors to schools in Hungary. Their aim is to supplement data from the country's sparsely located official automatic monitoring stations with data collected close to the population, and to raise awareness of air pollution among students with the help of teachers. Air quality monitoring in […]

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