Dear Members,

Please find below the details for the Race to Zero Carbon event organised by the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary and the British Embassy, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This event’s primary goal is to drive companies to commit to faster and more ambitious GHG emission reductions and to announce their commitments reducing the impacts of climate change.

The Race to Zero Carbon event promotes the post-pandemic economic recovery as a sustainable one and build momentum around the shift to a decarbonised economy ahead of COP26, where governments and companies must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement.


10:00 Opening remarks

Attila CHIKÁN Jr., president, BCSDH; CEO, ALTEO Group

Iain LINDSAY OBE, British Ambassador to Hungary

René van HELL, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Hungary

Klaus STREICHER, Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy

10:15 “Hungary set to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050”  Barbara BOTOS Dr., Deputy secretary of state, State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology
10:30 “How can we stop climate change?”  Diana ÜRGE-VORSATZ Prof. Dr., Vice Chair of Working Group III of IPCC, Professor and Director at Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy, CEU

Companies’ commitments

Allianz Hungária Zrt. – Alexander PROTSENKO, CEO

Continental Hungária Kft. – Dániel RÁBAI, CEO

Irota Ecolodge – Lennard de KLERK, Owner

Heineken Sörgyárak Zrt. – Geert SWAANENBURG, CEO

Siemens Zrt. – Dale A. MARTIN, CEO

TESCO-Global Áruházak Zrt. – Nóra HEVESI, Head of Communications and Campaigns (tbc)


11:25 Closing remarks – Iren MARTA, Managing Director, BCSDH


Venue: online, Microsoft Teams (The link will be sent 2 days before the event.)

The official language of the event is English without interpretation.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

You can register for the event here

For further information please contact Ivett Takács at