10,000 trees planted in Budapest since 2016

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Hungary says that it has planted close to 10,000 trees in its capital, Budapest since 2016.

Budapest Mayor, Istvan Tarlos, disclosed this in an interview with local media in Budapest.

Tarlos said the 10,000 spots designated for newly planted trees in Budapest were almost filled.

He added that the local authority had so far planted 9,947 trees since 2016, averaging at 2,000 trees a year, up from 200-300 before 2010.

Budapest joined the “Under 2“ international initiative three years ago, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city below 1990 levels by 2050.

According to him, the Budapest assembly also accepted a climate strategy 18 months ago, addressing all important environmental issues, such as heatwaves, floods and air quality.

The mayor also promised to equip the recently renovated Metro line 3 with air conditioners.
Tarlos, who spoke ahead of the local elections in Hungary, scheduled for Oct. 13, seeks to be re-elected as mayor for a third consecutive term.