According to academics from Budapest's Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary may endure severe droughts over the next several decades unless climate change mitigation measures are implemented. ... Read more
On 28th April 2022, 100 European Union cities pledged to significantly decrease their emissions by 2030 as part of the European Commission's 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities scheme — and will receive support from the European Union to do so. ... Read more
Like any other major city, Budapest uses a lot of decorative lighting to beautify the city, especially the statues and monuments of cultural value. Such beautification is enjoyed both by the residents as well as the tourists. ... Read more
The Budapest Forum 2022: Building Sustainable Democracies, a conference focused on discourse surrounding democratic and sustainability concerns was recently held in Budapest on the 21st and 22nd of September 2022. ... Read more
The Global Climate Strike, organized by Greta Thunberg’s ‘Fridays for Future’ movement was held across the world and in Budapest as well on the 23rd of September 2022. ... Read more
The ‘Budapest Climate Summit’ is a niche event focusing on the green transition of the Central & Eastern Europe region’s economy. It is being organized on the 7th of December 2022 at the Hotel Marriott Budapest. The summit is being held under the honorary patronage of Prof. Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Technology and Industry of Hungary and is sponsored by companies/organizations such as TESCO, E.ON, Dentons, Vodafone, ExxonMobil, etc. ... Read more
The 8th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP8) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) was held between 26-30 September 2022 in Budapest, Hungary under the theme “Strengthening Flyway Conservation in a Changing World”. ... Read more
In a world projected to be devastated due to climate change if we do not do enough about it, cycling has found renewed importance. Studies have shown that switching from car in cities to cycling even just one day a week can reduce your carbon footprint by about half a ton of CO₂ over a year. ... Read more
The first Budapest hydrogen summit finally commenced on March 10 with the high-level policymakers, major industry stakeholders, and experts from the CEE region sectors committing to achieve a smooth shift to carbon-free hydrogen as energy fuel in the near future. ... Read more
In August 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, residents in Budapest received a letter on their doorstep. The city council had asked for help. The letter asked the citizens to register for Hungary's first citizen assembly. The purpose of the assembly was to narrow down the topic of climate change and ask the stakeholders' opinions on how to fight it. In the end, the assembly drafted a set of recommendations which served as the basis of the final climate strategy that the government implemented in February 2021.
Budapest, the capital of Hungary is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. The majestic city with an aquatic heart has over 15 million gallons of water bubbling into Budapest's 118 springs and boreholes every day. and with an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths. The number indicates the array of baths in this city, from the sparkling Gellert Baths to the vast 1913 neo-baroque Szechenyi Spa to Rudas Spa which is a dramatic 16th-century Turkish pool with original Ottoman architecture. The "Queen of the Danube" is also steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty.