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Budapest Will Switch off Flood Lights to Mark Earth Hour 2021

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.27.

Budapest will switch off city flood lights for an hour on Saturday evening, joining the global Earth Hour initiative, Gergely Karácsony, the city’s mayor, said.

As a part of the WWF initiative, all flood lights in the city will be turned off between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Climate change is making its presence felt more and more in the capital, with regular heat records, violent storms and sudden downpours, Karácsony said on Facebook.

“Right now the most important thing is for us to come together and defeat the pandemic, but once it’s behind us, the dangers of climate change will remain,” he said.

Govt Spox: Hungary Committed to Fighting Climate Change
Govt Spox: Hungary Committed to Fighting Climate Change

Hungary’s government is committed to taking effective action against climate change and preserving the environment for future generations, the government spokeswoman and an innovation and technology ministry official said on Saturday. In their video message on Facebook, Alexandra Szentkirályi and Attila Steiner, the state secretary for energy and climate policy, noted that the government launched […]Continue reading

“The problems we face today mustn’t lead us to forget about the challenges of tomorrow,” Karácsony said. “Don’t forget: when we protect our planet, we protect each other.”

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