Hungary Sets To Phase Out Coal-Fired Power Plants
Hungary will completely abandon coal-fired power plants by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, President Janos Ader said at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
« Hungary, which is responsible for only 0.13% of global emissions, makes the following commitments. We will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. We will absolutely do away with coal-fired power plants completely by 2030, but we hope to reach this goal even earlier – by 2026, » Ader said.
He also said that from 2030 Hungary will use only electric buses for urban transport, and that until then the bus fleet will be gradually replaced. Hungary also intends to launch a massive reforestation programme.
A summit of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) kicked off in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday. COP26, organised by the UK in partnership with Italy, will run until 12 November. The session brings together representatives from around 200 countries, including world leaders, experts and activists. The meeting of world leaders takes place on 1-2 November. During the summit, a number of documents are planned to be adopted on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, achieving carbon neutrality.