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Hungary’s government on Wednesday approved its medium and long-term climate policy priorities, the innovation and technology ministry has said.

At a cabinet meeting, the government adopted a new strategic document that replaces the current National Energy Strategy and will define Hungary’s climate policy goals through 2030 with an outlook to 2040, it said in a statement.

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The ministry added that by the end of the year it will draw up a national strategy for achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The fundamental principles of that strategy were also approved at Wednesday’s meeting, it said.

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Cabinet members discussed and approved the climate change action plan, a report on the effects of climate change on the Carpathian Basin, the new national energy strategy as well as the national energy and climate plan.

The long-term, comprehensive clean development strategy mapped out on the basis of the documents will be submitted to the government by the end of the year, the ministry said.

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The government will ask parliament’s opposition-led sustainable development committee to debate the documents, it added.

Featured photo illustration by Noémi Bruzák/MTI