Opposition LMP on Thursday said it is turning to local councils for help in stopping “deforestation” in Hungary.
Máté Kanász-Nagy, the party’s co-leader, told a news conference that local councils could prohibit the logging of forests under their ownership and put pressure on other forest owners to do the same.
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LMP will use every legal and civil mechanism available to prevent mass tree fellings under a government decree issued last week allowing the lumbering of state-owned forests, Kanász-Nagy said.
He said the decree would result in an “intolerable degree of deforestation during a time of climate change, droughts and water shortages”.
No other government in the European Union wants to resolve the climate and energy crises with the clear-cutting of forests and the destruction of green areas, he added.
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