On Saturday, Hungary signed an agreement to triple global nuclear generating capacity at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai. The 22 signatory countries must triple global nuclear generating capacity by 2050. The treaty was initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Attila Steiner, State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy, stressed in his speech at the conference that Hungary has already reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 37 percent. He added that
the aim is to further expand nuclear generating capacity, as nuclear energy is a major source of carbon-free energy production emissions.
In his speech, he also quoted Hungarian President Katalin Novák’s thoughts on Friday, drawing attention to the importance of families and having children, and drew parallels between a sustainable future and sustainable demography.
At the climate summit, Novák underlined that a sense of responsibility for the planet also requires a sense of responsibility for the continuation of life.
Families are not the cause but the solution to the climate crisis, a sustainable future requires sustainable demography,”
The United Arab Emirates is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference this year. More than 80,000 delegates, including 140 Heads of State and Government, will attend the summit.
Via MTI, Featured image: Pixabay