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Budapest Climate Summit is a niche event focusing on the green transition of the CEE region’s economy.

The summit brings together policy makers, industry experts, corporate leaders, technology pioneers and next generation sustainable leaders to share their perspectives on how to enable businesses and the civil society to deliver actions necessary to achieve climate objectives.

The first Budapest Climate Summit took place in 2020. The conference was attended by guests and speakers from a more than 21 countries including leaders of leading companies in Hungary and the region, high-ranking representatives of the government and European Union, cities and opinion leaders, who discussed the green transformation of the economy in the light of the 2050 climate targets. Encouraged by the success of the event the Budapest Climate Summit will be organised in 2021 as a two-days conference.

Hot topics

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is a global challenge that requires coordinated, complex and urgent solutions on every level of policy-making.

At the Budapest Climate Summit you will learn about:

  • On the road towards a Low-Carbon Economy: How companies contribute to making their operations and the economy more sustainable and resilient across various industries?

  • The Transforming Energy System: What are the main accomplishments and how should we go on?
  • Innovation, the Key Driver of Sustainability: Top technological innovations that will shape the sustainability agenda of the future.

  • The future of circular economy: how should we enhance the uptake of a low-carbon, climate-resilient circular economy where today’s products are tomorrow’s resources.

  • Sustainable Finance and Investment: The role of green-finance in climate change mitigation, integration of ESG (Environmental, social and governance) criteria in the investment portfolio of financial and corporate actors.

  • Clean Transport and Smart Mobility: How can we manage to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of the transportation sector which accounts for almost one-third of the European carbon emissions?
  • Smart Urban Solutions: The development of a smart city ecosystem with sustainable solutions in local mobility; integrated infrastructure; logistics and public services.
  • Preserving Biodiversity: Protecting and restoring nature for the benefit of people and the planet to tackle climate change and encourage sustainable development.

Speakers of Budapest Climate Summit 2020

Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the European Green Deal

László Palkovics

Minister for Innovation and Technology of Hungary

Péter Kaderják

Minister of State for Energy and Climate Policy, Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Attila Kiss

Chairman and CEO of E.ON Hungária Zrt.

Pál Kovács

State Secretary for the maintenance of capacity of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant

Matt Simister

Central European CEO, TESCO

Andreas Klugescheid

Head of Governmental Affairs and External Relations for the EMEA Region, BMW Group

Ada Ámon

Chief Advisor to the Mayor of Budapest on Climate Affairs at Budapest City Hall

Sponsors and Partners of Budapest Climate Summit 2020

Platina Sponsor

GOLD Sponsors

SILVER Sponsors

Institutional partners

Main media partner

Media Partners


Hotel Marriott Budapest is the venue of the Budapest Climate Summit, which awaits the guests of the Summit on the banks of the Danube River with the most beautiful view to the city. Hotel Marriott Budapest is our partner to guarantee the highest safety standards for our participants.

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