Country profile



General Statistics:

  • Population: 9.9 million (2011 Hungarian Population and Housing Census)
  • GDP: US$120.7 billion (2015, World Bank estimate)
  • Energy use per capita: 2,292 kg of oil equivalent, 2013.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions: 62.0 million metric tons gross emissions in 2012 (57.6 million metric tons net, accounting for LULUCF), on a carbon-dioxide equivalent basis.

Important Initiatives related to Climate Change:

INDC: As an EU member nation, Hungary’s commitment is contained within the larger European Union INDC, which commits its 28 members to a combined reduction of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The text of the European Union INDC can be viewed here.

NEEAP: Hungary has produced a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan. The Action Plan may be found here.


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