The Climate Policy Institute organized a round table at the MCC tent of the Bálványos Free University and Student Camp, which was held in Tusnádfürdő for the 31st time.

Participants in the panel discussion were Barna Tánczos, Minister of Environment, Water and Forests of Romania, Attila Steiner, State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy of the Ministry of Technology and Industry and Máté Litkei, Director of the Climate Policy Institute.

The panel discussed how the epidemic situation, disruptions to supply security, inflationary pressures, the escalating geopolitical situation, and the fear of an impending recession are holding back or accelerating the green transition.

In light of the war, the panelists touched on ways to reduce dependence on Russian energy, the role of fossil fuels and the future of nuclear energy.

During the relaxed exchange of thought, the participants also discussed the main opportunities and challenges for Romania and Hungary in the field of climate and environment policy and the areas where cooperation between the two countries could be strengthened.

The discussion was moderated by Gergely Kitta, Head for Strategy and Communication at the Climate Policy Institute.