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National lecture series on green issues launched

Hungary's goal is to be climate-neutral by 2050.

A series of national lectures related to the consultation on green issues was launched, the first which was held at the Széchenyi István University in Győr on Tuesday. Attila Steiner, Secretary of State for the Development of the Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, said the series included 12 topics covering renewable energy, electricity, waste and disposable plastics.

It will also address the issue of shaping attitudes about and possible sanctions for illegal littering, he said.

The state secretary emphasized that they would like to assess the level of social support for the directions set by the government through an environmental consultation. Thus, the lectures will take place at all rural and then metropolitan universities so that they can involve students in forming opinions and policies, he said.

Steiner emphasized that Hungary is among the top ten best-performing countries in the European Union, and the amount of emissions in Hungary has decreased by 32 percent since 1990. Although there is a long way to go before the 2050 target is reached, we have no reason to be ashamed, as emissions in several Member States, for example, have risen according to today’s data, he said.

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