Policy matters


Hungary: start of a first eco-innovation strategy
The Hungarian government adopted the National Environmental Technology Innovation Strategy (NETIS) at the end of 2011 as its framework for eco-innovation within the Hungarian National Reform Programme. This National Reform Programme is Hungary's contribution to Europe 2020 – the European Union's...
Budapest ETAP forum focuses on emerging environmental technologies
The 5th Forum on Eco-Innovation, held in Budapest, Hungary on 16 October 2008, explored emerging environmental technologies in the fields of recycling, waste and bio-based products. The Budapest event brought together high-level stakeholders from business, the R&D community, policy makers...
Hungarian development plan addresses environmental issues
The Hungarian National Development Agency has sent a series of major environmental projects to the European Commission for approval under new EU Structural Fund regulations. In 2007, the EU called for all Member States to establish National Strategic Reference Frameworks (NSRFs) to act as...
Low interest in environmental issues from citizens and business lies behind a lack of political will and a fragmented approach to green technologies hampering eco-innovation in Hungary. Eco-innovation has suffered in Hungary because of low awareness and interest in environmental issues,...