Climate remains unchanged in Paris

Jobbik does not share the excessive optimism that communicates the agreement of the Paris climate conference as a smashing success. We were the only one to predict what exactly took place: such international summits, although highly important for international dialogue, never actually bring a real achievement. The other reason why we do not share this excessive optimism is that the agreement would lead to a warming of 3-3.5C instead of the 2C threshold, provided that it is implemented. What seriously undermines the likelihood of implementation is that the legally binding part of the agreement contains no specific commitments at all. Specific numerical promises are only listed among the voluntary commitments of countries, but just as their name suggests, they do not oblige any country, so they could easily be overridden by any domestic political change.

If Jobbik gets into government, it will primarily focus on doing its best here at home to halt climate change and diminish its negative effects. We do not follow Fidesz' "preach water, drink wine" green agenda, which, even decades after the collapse of communism, keeps trying to sell the total annihilation of the Hungarian industrial production sector as if it was its own success. Even a grade school pupil knows as much that if there are no factories, there's no emission of harmful substances, either. Our programme is based on the modernization of energy use in the homes of Hungarian families as well as on decreasing the dependency on energy import and strengthening the Hungarian rural economy. We are convinced that this is the only way to a real change of quality and sustainable development for the Hungarian people of the current and future generations.


Lajos Kepli, Member of Parliament