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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Hungary 2018

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Published on June 28, 2018

Also available in: French

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Hungary has made significant progress in decoupling its output growth from main environmental pressures, largely due to implementing requirements of EU directives. However, greenhouse gas emissions have started to pick up with the recent rebound of economic activity. Local air quality has not improved significantly, and water quality remains at risk. Important institutional challenges impede more effective implementation of environmental laws and policies. Hungary can accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon and greener economy, particularly by investing in residential energy efficiency and sound waste and material management, and better mainstreaming of biodiversity protection into sectoral economic policies.

This is the third Environmental Performance Review of Hungary. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with special features on waste, material management and circular economy, and biodiversity.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Reader's guide
Basic statistics of Hungary
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Progress towards sustainable development3 chapters available
Environmental performance: Trends and recent developments
Environmental governance and management
Towards green growth
Progress towards selected environmental objectives2 chapters available
Waste, material management and circular economy
Biodiversity
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PRESS RELEASE

28/06/2018 - Hungary has made progress on greening its economy and now needs to raise its ambitions. Read the full press release / Magyar.

 

key statistics

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Highlights



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HUNGARY'S REVIEW PROCESS

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Launch presentation

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