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German emission trading scheme: energy tax and climate money would be better

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 comprehensive climate action package in 2019. One of...

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There are still no barriers to the import of junk cars

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 turns to the Supreme Court because of the air quality plan in Budapest

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

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.More

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

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