Clean Air Action Group
The Clean Air Action Group (CAAG) is one of the best-known non-governmental organizations in Hungary that deal with the protection of the environment. Established in 1988, CAAG today serves as an umbrella organization of 127 environmental NGO’s. Its Experts’ Committee consists of more than 100 specialists of various professions. CAAG received the Hungarian Prize “NGO of the Year 2006”. CAAG works to implement the principle that the most fundamental human right is the right to live and to be healthy, and all other human rights can only be put into effect with full respect of this basic human right. With this condition the Clean Air Action Group supports efforts that aim at keeping the impact of human activities within the limits of nature’s capacity or at diminishing the impacts of human activities to these limits. The main fields of activities of the CAAG are the following: greening the state budget, sustainable transport, sustainable energy policy, sustainable urban development and environment-friendly chemical policy.
CAAG’s activities include public awareness raising, consulting, research, publishing and advocacy at the local and national levels.
The CAAG is a member of European Environmental Bureau (EEB), European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E), Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe) and World Carfree Network (WCN).
CAAG has 20 years of experience of communicating with decision-makers, the press and other stakeholders. It is regularly invited and takes part in meetings of parliamentary committees and ministerial working groups in Hungary. It has also regular contacts with the European Commission and the Hungarian Parliament. It carried out several nation-wide campaigns, which included television advertisements, billboards, newspaper and internet advertisements.