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The Conference intends to produce recommendations on current EU policies regarding the water, energy and ocean sectors and their future development. By doing so, Councils and their partners hope to provide the newly elected members of the European Commission and the European Parliament with tangible analyses and solutions at a timely moment, right at the start of their mandate.

NFFT (NCSD), as a member of EEAC, shall be represented at the conference by a delegation consisting of Mr Gábor Bartus, NFFT’s secretary-general, Mr Zsombor Barta, co-chairman of EEAC WGSD, and Mr Gábor Náray-Szabó, NFFT’s co-chair.

NFFT and the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH) organised a business breakfast to discuss the third monitoring report of the National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development that is currently being compiled, at the Parliament on June 13th 2019.

At the meeting, corporate leaders presented their actions to promote sustainability in Hungary and exchanged information on the state of sustainability in Hungary.

In his opening address, Gábor Bartus, NFFT’s secretary shared NFFT’s position on the state of sustainability in Hungary and stressed that there are many issues that need to be addressed not only in the area of natural resources but also in the field of economic and social capital. This work could be supported by the guidelines of the National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development.

The National Council for Sustainable Development (NFFT) held its second meeting this year on May 30th 2019.

As the third part of NFFT’s thematic debate series, the meeting included a keynote speech on the challenges related to natural resources delivered by Martina Makai, deputy state secretary (Ministry for Innovation and Technology), titled “Social material use and the circular economy”.

The third item on the agenda was an opening address delivered by Gábor Gablini, co-chairman of the Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists, titled “Qualification strategy for a knowledge based, innovative society”.

At the meeting, NFFT adopted an action plan proposal on the protection of our natural heritage and the sustainable use of our natural resources.

On April 15th 2019, Gábor Náray-Szabó, NFFT’s co-chair signed an agreement about NFFT’s entry into the Hungarian Circular Economy Platform.

Initiated by the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, the platform promoting the transition to the circular economy was officially established in a ceremony on November 29th 2018.

On December 7, the National Council for Sustainable Development held its jubilant meeting in the Parliament’s Delegation Room focusing on the topic of: Sustainability as the foundation of a liveable society and competitiveness.

The meeting was chaired by NCSD’s co-chair, Gábor Náray Szabó and László Kövér, NCSD’s chairman delivered a welcome speech stressing that the establishment of the Council and its activities afterwards was and continues to be based on an agreement that spans across several parliamentary cycles and defies the traditional dichotomy between government and opposition parties. The Speaker of the Parliament highlighted that sustainability is an issue that has a fundamental and long term impact on the future of our nation and not less importantly of the entire humanity whose significance has increased in recent decades.

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