Keywords: climate change mitigation, energy savings measures, forestry, greenhouse gas emission reduction, Hungary
A climate change action plan for Hungary
The paper summarises the Hungarian Climate Change Action Plan developed within the framework of the US Country Studies Programme. The two main areas of the Hungarian climate change policy will be the energy and the forestry sectors. The outdated power plants will be retired or retrofitted, and new capacities to be installed will correspond to Western standards in terms of emissions and efficiency. Several ongoing governmental programmes are aimed at the reduction of specific energy consumption. The potential for saving energy and the corresponding reduction in the emission of carbon dioxide are assessed. In the forestry sector, four different scenarios are examined, and again the potential for the removal of carbon dioxide is assessed.