Preparing for Christmas should not equal plenty of spending and waste: if we resort to the good old practices of our grandparents, we can be frugal and environmentally conscious at the same time.
On Saturday, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe planted the first sapling for a legacy forest of 2023 trees in Budapest’s Újpest district in the company of Gábor Schmidt, the Deputy State Secretary responsible for sports management and development, and Gábor Reinitz, the CEO of Pilisi Parkerdő forest manager.
In his presentation titled ‘Digitalization in Service of Sustainable Development,’ Áder pointed out that the National Digitalization Strategy set the goal for the widespread adoption of technologies and the expansion of capabilities by the government. According to the strategy, by 2030, 95 per cent of households will be covered by a gigabit-capable network.
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.
MFAT State Secretary Levente Magyar stated at a press conference on Monday that Stellantis, which owns fourteen automotive brands, has chosen Hungary as the hub for autonomous driving technology and electrification. ‘We are proud that Hungary…has become one of the leading automotive powers in the world in just under 20 years,’ he said, adding that the country is among the top 20 in terms of automotive production.
Next year marks the 170th anniversary of Dreher Breweries, which will embark on its largest-ever investment programme, valued at over 100 billion forints, the most massive development in the history of Hungarian brewing.
From 1 January, a new beverage packaging return system will be introduced in Hungary, where all beverage packaging labelled for return, including single-use glass, metal, and plastic bottles, will be eligible for return. When purchasing, customers will pay a uniform return fee of 50 forints per bottle, which will be reimbursed in the form of vouchers upon return.
In her remarks at the UN, the Hungarian President noted: ‘We know that peace can only become a real possibility when at least one party realized that the time for negotiations has come.’ She added: ‘We cannot decide on behalf of the Ukrainians how much sacrifice they are willing to make, but it is our duty to represent our nation’s desire for peace.’
In her remarks at the UN, the Hungarian President emphasized her intention to amplify the voices of those who endure war, recalling her recent visit to Ukraine. As her second message, Novák drew attention to the dangers threatening societies when families are broken, schools neglected, and churches discredited.
In the latest episode of the Blue Planet podcast, Hungarian company Waterscope’s patent called the ‘smart hydrant’ was discussed. The invention allows the collection of data in places where it would otherwise be impossible, due to lack of electricity or signal.
With the establishment of the new production hall, modern laboratory, and the deployment of one of the most advanced production lines, the company is getting closer to its sustainability goals. Dreher aims to make its production processes carbon neutral by 2030.
‘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.
This year, the Highlights of Hungary Ambassador’s Award was won by Ferenc Berend for his unique no-till farm, Somogyi Kószáló Farm, located in Somogy County in south-western Hungary. Mr Berend’s family business regularly conducts self-financed experiments to better adapt the no-till technology to local conditions.
‘The cooperation between the National Council for Sustainable Development and the government has become exemplary with the adoption of the strategic framework. This cooperation is the guarantee for achieving our strategic goals in sustainability,’ Katalin Szili, the prime minister’s deputy chief adviser said, marking the tenth anniversary of the National Sustainable Development Framework Strategy.
21 March is dedicated to forests worldwide, while 22 March marks World Water Day. To celebrate these two days, we showcase the natural treasures of the Duna-Ipoly National Park, which offers plenty of opportunities to explore the beauty of Hungarian forests and freshwater sources.
The massive electric vehicle-related investments that Debrecen has secured over the past year represent a major step in Hungary’s shift toward a more sustainable economic development.