Capacity Building Workshop in Hungary

A one-day workshop to discuss different aspects of the EU Climate objectives and targets, how Hungary can contribute to these targets, the role of the key sectors transport, agriculture, and buildings/cities, and how to ensure good governance of the national climate and energy plans that Hungary has to design and present by the end of 2019. The event is open to civil society groups, NGOs, policy-makers and to representatives from municipalities and regions.

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DATE: 26 March 2019

LOCATION: MagNet Community Center Budapest, Andrássy út 98, 1062


09.30–10.00: Registration, coffee
10.00–10.05: Welcome, András Lukács CAAG
10.05–10.30: Context of the project and the role of civil society in climate and energy governance: Agnese Ruggiero/ Carbon Market Watch
10.30–10.40: Linking national and European policies: Cristina Mestre/ Transport & Environment
10.45–11.10: Presentation of a tool/ calculator for evaluation of the effectiveness of Hungary's National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP): Benoit Martin/ Climact
11.10–11.30: General comments on Hungary’s NECP: Alexa Botár, MTVSZ (Friends of the Earth Hungary), Ádám Harmat, Climate and energy program leader at WWF Hungary

11.30–11.50: Coffee break

11.50–12.00: Comments on Hungary’s NECP: Transport sector, Márton Vargha, CAAG
12.00–12.10: Comments on Hungary’s NECP: Buildings sector, Gabriella Szalai MEHI
12.10–12.20: Comments on Hungary's NECP: Agriculture sector, László Podmaniczky
12.20–12.50: Open discussions
12.50–13.00: Preparation for the working group sessions. Clean Air Action Group

13.00–14.00: Lunch

14.30–16.00: Separate working groups

  1. Transport: good practices from Energy and Climate perspective. (Márton Vargha CAAG; Cristina Mestre, Transport & Environment);
  2. Buildings: good practices from Energy and Climate perspective (Gabriella Szalai, MEHI; Roland Joebstl, European Environmental Bureau and discussion);
  3. Agriculture: good practices from Energy and Climate perspective (László Podmaniczky; Stefan Piskol, European Environmental Bureau)

16.00–16.45: Conclusions of working groups by rapporteurs and discussion
16.45–17.00: Closing remarks: Clean Air Action Group