According to the German public, protection of the climate and the environment are the most important issues: in a survey conducted by the public opinion research company Forsa, 37 percent of Germans put it in first place. Immigration and the social integration of refugees came second at 29 percent. Dissatisfaction with political parties and politicians came third.
Poverty, inequality, rising rents, the state of institutions providing care for the elderly, the spread of extreme right-wing ideologies and growing xenophobia are also considered important social problems. The assessment of the greatest problems varied significantly by region, age and party preference in the country with a population of 83 million.
In western regions, most people believe that climate change is the most important problem at 39 percent, with migration in second place at 27 percent. In the eastern region covering the former East Germany, the situation is the opposite; the greatest portion of the population of that region (36 percent) put migration in first place, while 28 percent believed climate change to be the most important challenge.
People over 60 tended to put migration, housing and the care of the elderly in first place.
Source: MTI – Hungarian News Agency
The filtering of pharmaceutical derivatives from water is a problem for almost the entire world. That was part of the reason for the international interest elicited at the Budapest Water Summit by the results of a National Competitiveness and Excellence Programme (NVKP) project led by the Geographical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science’s Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, which cover the complete set of associated problems.
Coca-Cola has presented its first bottle made by recycling marine waste. At its test facility, it has so far produced 300 bottles that contain 25% plastic waste fished out the Mediterranean Sea.
Interview with Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Principal Administrator, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Interview with Professor Aaron Wolf, Director of the Program in Water Conflict Management, Oregon State University (USA).
A great many people were interested in the Budapest Water Summit – the importance of the event is attested by the fact that over 2,300 people from 118 countries had applied to attend the event, and along with the over 30 ministerial delegations, leaders of international organisations and multilateral financing institutions, as well as water industry experts have also attended.
The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the third day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.
Young people wish to live in a clean environment, that natural need is the message of the drawings, photos and posters they submitted to the competition, said President János Áder to journalists after the awards ceremony of the SDG for Kids competition at the Budapest Water Summit.
The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the second day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the BWS Bulletin
The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the first day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.