2023-12-04 13:40

John von Neumann University Kecskemét is the only Hungartian participating exhibitor at the largest UN conference on climate change

John von Neumann University of Kecskemét is a participating exhibitor at COP28, the largest UN conference on climate change. The event, which is taking place in the United Arab Emirates from 30 November to 12 December, is attended by more than 70,000 delegates, including Kecskemét as the only Hungarian exhibitor

The UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, is the world's only multilateral decision-making forum on climate change with almost full membership from all countries in the world. The aim of the meeting is for the world's leading states and decision-makers to agree on ways to tackle the climate crisis, such as limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius and helping communities in warming countries to achieve the global goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050.

John von Neumann University is listed as a "Climate Supporter" for its exhibition theme and sponsorship of the event.  This means that the University of Kecskemét is among such exceptional sponsors as SAP, Microsoft, Tetra Pak, BMW, and EMERSON.

The university is focusing its participation in the climate summit on a custom-designed hydrogen-powered vehicle. The creation of the NeumannH2 is not primarily about sales! Beyond the patent and patentability possibilities, the aim was to make hydrogen-powered vehicles acceptable to the wider public by dispelling unfounded fears. As a university, it is an important objective to give students a practical example of a means of transport of the future. By participating in COP28, the university has become involved in the development of hydrogen technology at a time when there are still many question marks and potential dead ends, but thanks to the project, many of these have been identified and the best solutions have been found. By the time this form of propulsion is on the automotive agenda, thanks in part to Neumann H2, users will have become better informed about alternative options, and engineers from the JvNU will be able to apply their innovative knowledge to meet changing mobility needs. With the Neumann H2, we have a model that is ahead of its time and sets a trend in this area of technological development, fulfilling the objectives listed above. 

By presenting itself at the summit, John von Neumann University's main goal is to use its innovation to draw attention to the knowledge focus that seeks solutions outside the mainstream in both Hungarian and international universities.

The NeumannH2 model presented at the stand of JvNU was unveiled by Katalin Novák, President of Hungary, at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai, on 1 December 2023.