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Biennal greenhouse-gas emission report 2013Analysis

The Report fulfils the requirements of the European Parliament Decision 2004/280/EC concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community GHG emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol. The report was prepared for the Ministry of National Development as ...

Hungarian energy consumption forecast up to 2020Analysis

The energy forecast serves as a background document to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive of 2012/27/EU for the Ministry of National Development. The forecast follows a two-step approach. First it projects the final energy consumption in a higher level ...

Impact assessment of increasing the 20% greenhouse gas reduction target of the EU for HungaryAnalysis

This study has the objective to analyse the impacts on the Hungarian economy of a higher EU GHG (greenhouse gas) reduction undertaking for 2020, namely increasing the GHG reduction target to 20% and to 30% relative to 1990. In order to achieve this ...

The effects of a stricter climate policy on the economy of HungaryArticle

For some years now there has been a heated debate in the European Union about whether it is enough to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 20% from their 1990 levels by 2020, or should they be reduced by 30%. With the publication of Roadmap 2050 the ...

Biennal greenhouse-gas emission report 2011Analysis

Concerning the mechanism for monitoring the Community greenhouse-gases (GHG) emissions and for implementing the Kyoto protocol, the European Commission requires the Member States to provide a Biannual Report on its updated GHG emissions and projections ...

Issues related to the long-term energy policyAnalysis

The study makes an overview of those energy policy related issues that will challenge the Hungarian energy sector in the time horizon up to 2050. The objective of the study is to map the most important challenges in the field, in order to highlight these ...

Physical and economic consequences of climate change in EuropeProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Unites States of America, 2011Research paper

Quantitative estimates of the economic damages of climate change usually are based on aggregate relationships linking average temperature change to loss in gross domestic product (GDP). However, there is a clear need for further detail in the regional ...

Carbon free European electricity generation by 2050?Article

In 2009 December in Copenhagen the European Union made great efforts to reach an agreement with other participating countries on the post-Kyoto obligations to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The EU carried on with the negotiations knowing that it had ...

Understanding Hungary's Environmental Foreign Policy: The Cases of the Climate Change and Biodiversity RegimesClimate Change and Foreign Policy 2009Research paper

Why would a small, middle-income country, stuck in the turbulence of deep political and economic changes, care about global environmental problems? After the breakdown of the Communist regime in 1989, the 1990s were marked by serious social and economic ...

Analysis of 2005 and 2006 EU ETS emissions dataAnalysis

The companies under the regime of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme had to publish valid data concerning their emissions. This official data enables us to analyze what kind of effects the introduction of EU-ETS had on each ...