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 csoportok bevonása.
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
Budapest is among the European cities where air pollution causes most damage: HUF 1,200 billion per year
Polluted air in Budapest causes a loss of about EUR 3,300 million a year, equivalent to 6.2 percent of the city’s GDP, according to a study published today by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). In terms of the severity of the loss per capita, Budapest with 1,860 euros (680,000 forints) a year ranks 22nd among the 432 European cities surveyed.More
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 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
Huge amounts of harmful substances that endanger our health are released into the air during the illegal incineration of household waste at home. This was stated in a study published in the scientific journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, which describes the research results of the University of Pannonia at the head of an international consortium.More
The Clean Air Action Group made recommendations upon the request of the Hungarian National Bank (MNB) to support the MNB's Green Program aiming to contribute to the environmentally sustainable recovery from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.More