Vietnam, Hungary share legislation experience in climate change response

VOV.VN - Vietnam and Hungary shared experience in formulating laws on climate change response, renewable energy and green economy development at a seminar in Budapest on June 27.

In his remarks, Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly Laszlo Kover reiterated Hungary’s consistent policy of formulating a climate change strategy that meets US requirements but suits national interests.

The National Assembly of Hungary in June 2020 adopted a bill targeting a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2030 in support of the EU net zero emission strategy by 2050.

Hungary was one of the first EU countries to have introduced legal mechanisms for climate change strategy implementation, taking it as a model even in European countries, he said.

In the 2020 law, he went on to say, Hungary has laid out mechanisms so as not to fuel the costs of achieving the carbon neutrality goal to slow down the country’s development.

For his part, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue briefed his hosts on Vietnam’s efforts to meet its net zero commitment made at the recent 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), including the formation of the national steering committee to implement the goal.

Vietnam will continue to act quickly, vigorously and comprehensively, focusing on green energy and renewable energy transformation, and infrastructure development to adapt to climate change; considering this an opportunity to promote the green, circular, low carbon and sustainable development model, he stressed.

He affirmed that the National Assembly of Vietnam supports the Government in implementing international commitments, by diversifying resources, increasing investment in research and development on clean technology, and promoting green growth, while taking care of vulnerable groups so that no one is left behind in the development model innovation process.

During the discussions, legislators of the two countries openly examined issues and challenges that need to be solved in order to complete the legal framework on greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy, policy on sustainable development, climate and legal framework on green economy.

NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue is in Budapest for the June 26-28 visit to Hungary at the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart Laszlo Kover.