The statement quoted Wizz Air CEO József Váradi as commenting that receiving the CAPA international sustainability award for the second consecutive year is a great honour. The recognition confirms the company’s commitment to reducing their carbon intensity by an additional 25 per cent by 2030.
The ministry emphasised that combined cycle gas turbine power plants can be built relatively quickly, have exceptionally high efficiency, low specific carbon dioxide emissions, and their capacity can be adjusted to consumption levels.
By replacing diesel-powered vehicles, Volánbusz’s electric fleet eliminates approximately 5,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, equivalent to the annual carbon dioxide emissions of 2,000 passenger cars.
At the handover of the last renovated stations of the M3 metro line, Minister for Regional Development Tibor Navracsics reiterated that the investment is important not only for Budapest and Hungary, but also for the European Union. The collaboration between the government, the capital city, and the EU has tangibly materialised through the renovation, he declared, expressing his hope that in the future, with the arrival of EU funds, more such collaborations can be fostered.
‘The sustainability initiatives of the 2023 Budapest Athletics World Championships set a good example of how sports should contribute to combating climate change,’ The Sustainability Report, an international journal wrote.
Wizz Air announced a partnership with Firefly Green Fuels. Firefly produces sustainable aviation fuel from sewage sludge. The aim of the partnership is to further decrease the carbon footprint of the aviation company.
On his Blue Planet podcast, János Áder, former President of Hungary sat down to talk to the mayors of Kaposvár and Debrecen to discuss the progress the cities have made regarding their commitment to reduce their carbon footprint by 80 per cent by 2050.