The Paris agreement, also known as the Paris Climate Accord, is a legally binding global treaty signed in 2015 by 196 countries that aim to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement calls for each country to set their own targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and regularly reporting on their progress.
Hungary, as a member of the European Union, has committed to the Paris agreement and has set its own targets for reducing emissions. The country aims to reduce its emissions by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels by 2030.
However, Hungary`s commitment to the Paris agreement has been called into question in recent years. The country has been criticized for its lack of action on climate change and its support for the use of fossil fuels.
In 2019, Hungary was one of four EU countries that refused to sign a letter calling for greater European action on climate change. The country has also been accused of using EU funds to finance projects that contribute to climate change, such as building gas pipelines.
These actions have led to concerns that Hungary may not be fully committed to meeting its targets under the Paris agreement. However, the country has stated that it remains committed to the agreement and is taking steps to reduce its emissions.
In 2020, Hungary submitted its updated climate action plan to the UN, outlining its targets and measures to achieve them. The plan includes increasing the use of renewable energy, improving energy efficiency, and reducing the emissions from transportation and agriculture.
It remains to be seen whether Hungary will be able to meet its targets under the Paris agreement. However, the country`s commitment to the agreement is crucial in the fight against climate change, and it is important that Hungary takes meaningful action to reduce its emissions and support the transition to a low-carbon economy.