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President Áder Vouches for Environmental Protection at Planet 2021 Expo

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.12.04.

The aim of the Planet 2021 Budapest sustainability expo is not to scare monger but rather to present opportunities to act in the interest of environmental protection, President János Áder said after inspecting the event’s sustainability programs for visitors on Friday.

Áder said the Your Planet exhibition presented man’s impact on the environment as well as opportunities to pursue sustainability. The exhibition’s 120 pages worth of accompanying text would normally be too much for visitors to take in, but the sound effects and visuals make the information easier to digest, the president said.

“It is important to give visitors an experience but it is even more important to instill in them — especially in children — a desire for knowledge regarding environmental protection,” Áder said.

Planet 2021 - President Áder: Hungary Making Progress in Environmental Protection, More Needs to Be Done
Planet 2021 - President Áder: Hungary Making Progress in Environmental Protection, More Needs to Be Done

He noted that after losing 90% of its forests under the WWI Trianon Peace Treaty a century ago, Hungary has been steadily increasing its forested areas.Continue reading

The president said he hoped the expo’s visitors would remember what they see at the event whenever they are confronted with the issue of environmental protection. The feedback from the expo floor indicates that the various programs have captured visitors’ interest and make a good case against overconsumption and burdening the environment with excess waste, he said.

In the featured photo, President János Áder at the Planet Budapest 2021 Expo’s Your Planet exhibition ‘s stand titled “why is there no water?” Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI