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STARGATE Project at Budapest Airport

Sep 21, 2021

Budapest Airport is a member of the consortium which won nearly EUR 25 million of support from the European Commission, as part of a sustainability project called STARGATE. As part of the project, Budapest Airport can implement developments to a value of EUR 1.53 million, 70% of which (EUR 1.07 million) is provided by the […]

Philip Morris International Opens Recycling Center

Aug 30, 2021

The complete recycling of smokeless tobacco products such as Iqos devices will be made possible at a center opened by Phillip Morris International (PMI) on Monday near Gyál just SE of Budapest. Apart from Hungary, a similar center only exists in Japan. The US tobacco company chose Hungary because of its location, infrastructure, external relations […]

Budapest Airport Purchases Green Energy

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 30, 2021

Budapest Airport purchased 840 Mwh of green energy, taking another step towards its sustainability objectives. The purchased electricity equals the monthly electricity consumption of 3,500 households of a family of four people. The electricity company ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ issued a green certificate to the airport operator for this environmentally friendly decision. This document is provided to those […]

Tesco-WWF Partnership for Healthy Food Consumption

Jul 29, 2021

This year's World Overeating Day falls on July 29 and serves as a wake-up call for the consumerist lifestyles. WWF and Tesco have therefore today launched a unique collaboration to promote affordable and sustainable food consumption in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia in the long term. World Overeating Day falling on this day means […]

Green Monetary Policy Toolkit Strategy at MNB

Jul 6, 2021

The Monetary Council of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) reviewed and approved the Bank's Green Monetary Policy Toolkit Strategy. The MNB's mission is to implement monetary policy tools that - without jeopardizing its primary objective – would ensure long-term environmental sustainability, and thereby contribute to Hungary's sustainable convergence. The Bank's press release points out […]

Luxury and Sustainability – Mercedes-EQ

Jun 11, 2021

As the inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz also takes responsibility for the future of mobility. Customers of Mercedes-Benz traditionally expect safe, comfortable and dynamic cars in premium quality. However, environmentally friendly solutions are more important than ever. Sustainability is now an integral part of the business strategy of Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz has been working for decades […]

Being Sustainable Is Mandatory

Jun 10, 2021

More than a hundred satisfied corporate e-fleet clients have driven over 3,000,000 kilometers without a single drop of gasoline. If we calculated with an average 99 g/km CO2 emission this would spare almost 300 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Ten loaded trucks could deliver these 300 tons! Sounds promising, but Zsolt Jamniczky, member of the […]

Switching to Electric Car: It Won't Be a Shock

Jun 9, 2021

Many people are clearly thinking about making their next car or one of their family car purchase electric. Electric cars are not the answer for everyone, but there are reassuring answers to many of the concerns. The most frequent question is ‘Will an electric car suit me?’ and the answer is: if you don't regularly […]

A Knowledge Base for Green Transport

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 4, 2021

A full-coverage high-power charging infrastructure is essential for driving forward electromobility. As a pioneer and innovator in electric mobility, Siemens has global experience, a strong portfolio along the value chain and is an active participant in shaping and promoting standardization for EV charging solutions worldwide, for buses and cars as well. Siemens has been shaping […]

Greener Transport for Better Climate

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 3, 2021

Less than two years ago, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology declared that it is of primary national economic interest for Hungary to join the developments generated by electric cars and to be at the forefront in the introduction and dissemination of innovative technologies (Ányos Jedlik Plan 2.0). “The Hungarian government has recognized the population's […]

Tesco: Less Food Waste and Pollutant Emission

May 31, 2021

If we do not change our lifestyles, food will be responsible for the largest share of emissions by 2030. Every year, 931 million tons of food waste is generated by households, retailers and other food processes. It is therefore not surprising that 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by food ending up in […]

Green Recommendations by the National Bank of Hungary

Apr 24, 2021

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has published its new supervisory recommendation for credit institutions on climate-related and environmental risks. The aim of the recommendation is to raise awareness among Hungarian banks and to improve their preparedness for climate-related and environmental risks as well as for the related new regulatory challenges. The document, applicable from […]

Budapest Mayor Signs City Climate Strategy

Apr 3, 2021

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has approved the capital city’s new climate strategy, and energy and climate action plan, which sets the goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 40% by 2030 against 2015 levels, the Hungarian state news agency MTI reports. He also approved Budapest’s green infrastructure development and sustainability action plan, according […]

BCSDH Sets Race to Zero Program as 2021 Priority

Feb 24, 2021

Following last year's regional consultation, the General Assembly of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH) held its annual meeting this week and hosted as guest speaker the President-CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Peter Bakker who gave a presentation on 'Making stakeholder capitalism real and rewarding' to nearly […]

Updated, Integrated Long-term Strategy at MOL

Feb 24, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Hungarian oil and gas trust MOL reviewed and approved 'MOL Group 2030+', an update of the company’s long-term strategy – which was originally announced in October 2016 –, fully integrated with a new sustainability strategy and complemented with a longer-term vision and ambitions beyond 2030. A statement by the […]

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