Green opposition LMP expects the government to declare a climate emergency in Hungary, the party’s deputy group leader said over the weekend. Citing the extreme weather conditions of the past few weeks as well as record temperatures recorded in July, Erzsébet Schmuck called on the government to consider her party’s proposals and take immediate action on climate change.
LMP wants Hungary to pledge to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by at least 50% instead of 40% by 2030, she said. Further, the party encourages the government to take on “firm and, if necessary, radical” climate change-related commitments at next month’s climate summit in New York, Schmuck added. She suggested that the government should convene a climate round table meeting of scientists, representatives of various economic sectors, local councils, parliamentary parties and the non-parliamentary opposition Momentum Movement by the end of August.