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President Áder Urges Action on Climate in Glasgow

picture of János Áder

Glasgow is not only about raising ambitions, but also about regaining credibility, taking action and seeing visible results as soon as possible, President János Áder said at the 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in the Scottish city on Monday.

In his speech, the head of state took note of the critical nature of the situation, stating that it is our “final hour.” It is difficult to talk about successful discussions if the situation continues to deteriorate, he said, referring to the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

However, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased in the last 25 years, and unfortunately also since the conclusion of the Paris Convention on Climate Protection, János Áder added.

“The results of science and the signals of nature are clear, we must act,” the head of state said in his speech in Glasgow on Monday night.

He also said that Hungary would increase its solar power plant capacity from 3,000 megawatts by the end of the year to 6,500 megawatts by 2030 and use only electric buses in urban public transport from 2030. The country will also continuously change its fleet and implement a significant re-forestation program.

“In a month’s time, we are going to organize a Sustainability Expo and World Meeting in Budapest to not only talk about the importance of raising ambitions, but also present the solutions, innovations and technologies needed to reach our common goal,” concluded János Áder in his speech in Glasgow on Monday evening.

[Magyar Hang]

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