This year’s honoring ceremony was attended by Attila Pozaci, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Dam Lovas Kiss, Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental Research (MTA’s Center for Excellence in Research) and Matti Fine, Senior Adviser at OTP Hungaro-Projekt Kft. On the proposal of the Commission on Sustainable Development of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Academician Urs Zatmáre, chair of the commission, was dismissed on Wednesday at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Attila Pozaci examined the vulnerability of 23 districts in Budapest to heat waves. During his research, he was able to determine the value of exposure to heat waves in the regions of Budapest. Based on the results, it can be said that the exposure to heat waves is significantly lower on the Buda side than on the pest side; At the same time, the distinct good value of three SE regions (XVII., XVIII., XXIII.) indicates an interesting spatial differentiation – which can be read in the publication of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Ádám Lovas-Kiss experimentally demonstrated the dispersal of invasive carp eggs by migratory waterfowl. In a controlled feeding experiment, he and his fellow researchers were curious about whether the world duck was able to spread the eggs of two invasive (i.e., fast-spreading) global fish, carp (Cyprinus carpio) and silver carp (Carassius gibelio). In both species, live embryos were found that passed through the digestive system and hatched from the egg. It is recognized that their findings will significantly reshape our current knowledge of the natural range of fish, as well as clarify the invasive assessment of some fish species and the natural regenerative capacity of freshwater ecosystems.
Economist Mattei Fine has evaluated the performance of ESG-themed megatrends investments in global stock markets. They wrote: “Compliance with ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) standards has become essential in today’s equity investment strategies, so more and more investors are taking the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into consideration.” In her study, Mate Fine analyzed the financial performance of nine investment strategies that reflect the LNG challenge, including tackling energy efficiency, food security and water scarcity.
The economist’s most important finding, they wrote, is that these portfolios have recognized a significant non-negative alpha value, which means investors can help realize some LNG without sacrificing returns.
This recognition was established in 2010 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Each year, three researchers under the age of 35 can win the recognition that was established in accordance with the will of Lászlóné Sóti Mohar, who gave part of her legacy to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The award is a one-time total award of 400,000 HUF. The award aims to promote the protection of the local and global human environment, the protection of biodiversity, and the development and adoption of environmentally friendly technologies.
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