Capital-driven globalisation will push the Earth into an abyss, the co-leader of opposition LMP said, marking Earth Day. “We can’t continue from where we left off before the pandemic,” Erzsébet Schmuck said. LMP proposes that parliament should put on its agenda the main issues for establishing a crisis-resistant economy, Schmuck told an online press conference. She said the government’s measures demonstrated that it still hoped to quickly restore an “extremely vulnerable” economy dependent on multinationals, the car industry and external markets. LMP is calling for a paradigm shift to develop an economic structure that is resistant to crisis and includes “less globalisation and much more local economy”, which can produce the goods needed for everyday use even during times of crisis. “It is a matter of political will whether we continue rushing towards the abyss or slow down and choose the green way,” she said.
Opposition Jobbik said humans must stop wasting resources and travelling by air so frequently, at an online press conference held to mark Earth Day. A green expert of the conservative party highlighted connection between the coronavirus pandemic, human life-styles, consumption and climate change.
“We must change our life-style in order to slow down global warming and discontinue to exploit our planet,” Tibor Nunkovics said, adding that the coronavirus “was not the last pandemic for humankind to survive”.