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Proposals for low-carbon agriculture production strategies between 2020 and 2030 in Hungary

by Csaba Fogarassy – Andras Nabradi When viewed from the perspective of climate policy, agriculture as a separate sector is one of the most difficult development areas to assess. One of the reasons for this is the problem of the localization of greenhouse gas emitters, caused by the fact that production…

The effects of climate change on cereals yield of production and food security in Gambia

by Alieu Loum – Csaba Fogarassy Increasingly, empirical evidences are substantiating the effects of climate change on agricultural production is a reality. In the early part of the 20th century many were skeptical about the so-called climate change that is due to global warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007)…

Greener cement sector and potential climate strategy development between 2015-2030 (Hungarian case study)

by Maria Borocz – Balint Horvath – Boglarka Herczeg – Attila Kovacs Advancing the domestic industrial production towards a sustainable, resource-preserving direction can become an important pillar to support competitiveness in the European Union, as well as in Hungary. Reaching the de-carbonization goals for industrial production via lowering the production volume may…

ENHANCING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THERMAL WATER CONSUMPTION VIA HEAT PUMPING

by János Nagygál – László Tóth – Balint Horvath – Zoltán Bártfai – István Szabó Renewable technologies and the extension of their scope of usage basically has to face the general obstacles like any other novelties newly introduced to the market. In the case of environmentally friendly and clean technologies we…

LOW -CARBON INNOVATION POLICY WITH THE USE OF BIORENEWABLES IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR UNTIL 2030

by Csaba Fogarassy – Balint Horvath – Linda Szoke – Attila Kovacs The topic of the present study deals with the changes and future trends of the European Union’s climate policy. In addition, it studies the manner in which Hungary’s transport sector contributes to the success of the above. The general…

INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENT ECONOMY TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

by Györgyi Lakatosné Szuhai – József Poór Environmental sustainability is a horizontal issue that appears at all level of economic activities and private life. Due to the increasing complexity of regulations, particularly in case of EU funded developments, all the projects need to meet a lot of criteria on environment protection issues.…

More insurance subsidies for European farmers – is it needed?

by Anna Lorant – Maria Fekete Farkas In addition to traditional sources of uncertainties, such as market price volatility and animal and plant health-related risks, the impacts of climate change have recently become a major concern in the agricultural sector throughout the world. Insurance has been commonly proposed as a key instrument…

New tools and opportunities in growth and climate friendly greening for small and medium enterprises in the European Union

by Xénia Szanyi-Gyenes, György Mudri, Mária Bakosné Böröcz The role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is unquestionable in the European economies, while financial opportunities are still inadequate for them. The more than 20 million SMEs play a significant role in European economic growth, innovation and job creation. According to the latest EC…

Cross-sector analysis of the Hungarian sectors covered by the Effort Sharing Decision – Climate policy perspectives for the Hungarian agriculture within the 2021-2030 EU programming period

by Csaba Fogarassy – Balint Horvath – Attila Kovacs Ever since 2012, the EU ETS (European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme), which is the EU’s climate policy was extended to includethe ESD (Effort Sharing Decision) sectors’ (agriculture, transport, building) regulations. As its name implies, this mechanism is based off of shared interests…