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Green recovery after the crisis!

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.

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The government’s programme for the reduction air pollution is uninterpretable

The measures described in the National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) published recently, are not sufficient to substantially reduce air pollution even if they are implemented, but the Programme leaves serious doubts about realization as well. This is the conclusion reached by the Clean Air Action Group (CAAG) after reviewing the document that aims to determinate Hungary’s air quality policy for the next 10 years.More

Electric cars should be supported differently

The money of taxpayers could be used much more efficiently than before to support electric car purchases. That was the main message of the letter of Clean Air Action Group to László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology after the government announced that it would review the conditions of these subsidies.More

Burning of green waste gets banned in more and more settlements

There is a strong correlation between air pollution and the severity of viral respiratory diseases, therefore, the coronavirus epidemic makes it even more urgent to reduce green waste burning than in previous years. As a result of recent scientific findings and public action, these fires are being banned in more and more municipalities across the country.More

It is essential to transform Budapest’s parking subsidy system

The current parking subsidy system in the Hungarian capital is extremely unfair and wasteful. This was the conclusion of the teleconference held by Budapest district municipalities I., VI., VII. and VIII., and the Clean Air Action Group. Participants also made a proposal to restructure the management of public spaces in order to significantly improve the quality of life of the people.More

Clean air would help to fight the pandemic

Municipalities should take effective measures to reduce air pollution without delay - requested the Secretary General of the National Association of Municipalities (TÖOSZ) in a letter sent to the leaders of more than 1,600 TÖOSZ member settlements. Dr. Ferenc Gyergyák wrote the letter upon the initiative of the National Association of Patient Organizations (BEMOSZ), the European Public Health Association (EPHA) and the Clean Air Action Group...More

Air quality meters to schools

Portable air quality measuring devices were handed over by ABUD Kft., HuGBC (Hungarian Green Building Council), Mimó&Csipek, Visegrad Sustainability and the Clean Air Action Group in the framework of the Klímabarát18 (Climate-friendly 18) program to five schools of Budapest’s 18th district that participated in in the Climate Cup 2019 competition. The devices will make it easier to integrate air quality related knowledge into the...More

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