2020. 10. 09.
The European Parliament adopted a proposal, which is aiming to reach European climate neutrality by 2050. The majority of the left-wing, amongst others MEPs of DK, Momentum, MSZP and Jobbik, pushed for new standards on greenhouse gas reduction up to 2030, in respect of which Fidesz politician, Edina Tóth emphasized: we warmly support climate-neutrality objectives, and we should bring forward environmentally friendly and human-centric measures rather than left-wing ideas, which undermine growth of national economies. Unrealistic goals incur huge expenditure and impose enormous burden on Hungarian families and the economy as a whole. “We will make all measures necessary to keep Hungarian families’ expenses moderate, considering that Hungarian household costs are amongst the lowest. However, if the production of electricity needs to be transformed according to unrealistic goals, electricity bills of Hungarian families will increase by 30-40%,” stressed the EPP politician.
Fidesz politician, MEP Edina Tóth underlined in her plenary speech: Hungary has always been amongst the best performing Member States when it comes to fight against climate change, with sufficiently ambitious but achievable targets. We can by no means support idealistic goals of the left-wing. “We should bring forward environmentally friendly and human-centric measures rather than unrealistic left-wing ideas, which undermine growth of national economies,” she added.
The EPP politician recalled that the Hungarian Parliament has endorsed its resolution concerning Hungary’s action plan on the protection of climate and environment, as well as its strategy on climate and energy policies, which set targets for tackling climate change, allowing adequate adaption, transforming the domestic energy mix, increasing energy efficiency and pursuing decarbonisation. In this document, we reaffirmed: The aim of Hungary is to reduce the emission of greenhouse by 2050 in order to reach climate neutrality – she stressed.
The Fidesz politician expressed her regret that the recent impact assessment of the European Commission failed to introduce the impact of gas emission reduction on each and every Member States. She reminded: a detailed study is necessary, which involves adequate time. According to the Fidesz politician, besides reaching climate neutrality, it is everyone’s responsibility to keep Hungarian families’ expenses moderate, considering that Hungarian household costs are amongst the lowest. “Families shall not pay the costs instead of climate destroyers, and the increase of food or energy prices must be avoided. To meet the goal of climate neutrality, all sectors of the economy must act, however, we cannot afford that players of the market are not able to operate properly – she added.
“It is of high importance that we live in a clean and healthy environment. It is also essential to implement EU climate action objectives at national level, whilst Member States should adopt targeted, functional and uniform measures, with adequate and equitable EU funding” – closed her remarks Edina Tóth.