2010 analysis: main findings
Last year’s Climate Policy Tracker found that overall Hungary’s efforts were insufficient. It presented a very mixed picture, with some good efforts in agriculture, forestry and partly in promoting renewable electricity production. In general, however, there is a lack of ambition in most sectors. There are hardly any efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, while European regulation is implemented rather weakly in the building sector. Hungary has clear and strict laws to protect land, forests and soil. The use of land cannot be changed without prior consent of the respective authority. For forests, the aim is to increase the area of forested land and maintain or improve its naturalness and biodiversity via proper management.
- In the transport sector there are no policies to promote the energy efficiency of cars, vans or trucks.
- There are no strong policies to support the energy efficiency of industry.
- Policies in the building sector are lagging behind, although subsidy schemes are being prepared to stimulate renovation of existing buildings, grant-related procedures are bureaucratic and too slow.