Carbon dioxide mitigation potential in the Hungarian tertiary sector

Project status: 

This research aimed to assist the evidence-based design of the most cost-effective new policies targeted at CO2 emission reductions in the Hungarian commercial and public building sector. The project goal was to estimate and to analyze CO2 mitigation potentials in the tertiary sector and associated costs resulting from the application of energy-efficient technologies and practices as well as the use of fuel switch options from the demand side. In addition, the study identifies the most promising options in terms of cost-effectiveness and CO2 reduction potential.

Key outputs:

  • Preliminary identification of key low-carbon technologies and practices applicable in the country;
  • Calculation of CO2 emission savings potential in total and per group of mitigation options and associated societal mitigation costs;
  • Estimation of the mitigation potential as a function of the cost of CO2.

A full report on the CO2 mitigation potential in Hungarian public buildings was submitted to the Hungarian Ministry of Environment and Water. Several presentations on aspects of this research are available on our presentations page.

Academic Area(s): 
carbon mitigation
Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
Katarina Korytarova
Administrative Information
Funding body: 
Hungarian Ministry of Environment and Water
Jan, 2008 - Jun, 2009