Hungary’s Decarbonization Strategy scored the highest in Central Europe

January 27, 2022; Budapest, Hungary – On January 27, WiseEuropa, an independent think-tank, published an assessment which compared the decarbonization strategies (Long Term Strategies, LTS) of Central European countries or the Visegrad Group Countries (V4 Cooperation). Hungary received the highest score ahead of Poland, Slovakia, and Czechia.

The study “Long-Term Strategies Assessment of the Visegrad Group Countries” aimed to conduct a comparative analysis to score the long-term strategies of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia against a number of criteria, such as net-zero targets, sectoral details, economic assessment, and analytical tool, low-carbon technologies, financing and governance. In addition, the analysis’s objective was to collect and share good practices and approaches for the development of long-term strategies.

According to the report, Hungary’s National Clean Development Strategy or LTS scored the highest of all V4 countries. GGGI played a major role in preparing this strategic document under the leadership and guidance of the Hungarian Government. Upon request of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MIT), GGGI formed and led a consortium of national and international experts who modeled and assessed the economic, financial, social, and environmental impacts of emission reduction trajectories of the energy, industrial, agricultural, waste, and forestry sectors.

The final report is available at the following website: