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In the future, both negative emission technologies and trade with international emission certificates are options for municipalities and cantons to reach their climate change mitigation targets. What is their potential, and how suitable are they for the city and for the canton of Zurich on the path to net zero emissions?
Which climate-related risks must stakeholders in development cooperation expect in the coming years? INFRAS has identified regional and global hotspots on behalf of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and summarized these in factsheets.
In addition to the national effects of climate change, the international impacts of climate change are in particular an increasing risk factor for the German economy. A research project commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency that lasted several years analyzed which impact chains affected international trade. The study makes clear: both governmental and private stakeholders will be increasingly challenged.
As a member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Liechtenstein must report its greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis. INFRAS supported the Liechtenstein Office of Environment in the preparation of the National Inventory Report 2020.
As a member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Switzerland must report its greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis. INFRAS supported the Federal Office for the Environment in the preparation of the National Inventory Report 2020.
Under the Convention Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, Switzerland is obliged to draw up an annual inventory of air pollutant emissions. INFRAS supported the Federal Office for the Environment in the preparation of the Informative Inventory Report 2020.
Droughts in Africa, floods in Asia, hurricanes in North America: the consequences of climate change abroad can also be felt here indirectly, for example in trade relations. This development has both opportunities and risks for Switzerland, with its close international relations.
The Paris Agreement requires developing countries, like other nations, to take wide-ranging action to mitigate climate change. In order to finance large scale mitigation action, development banks blend climate finance with resources from international carbon markets. A team of experts is developing and analysing a range of solutions on behalf of the World Bank.
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement enables the signatory states to cooperate in mitigating climate change. However, the market mechanism can also create false incentives, for example if host countries set less ambitious targets for themselves in order to be able to sell more internationally transferred mitigation outcomes (ITMO). Together with an international research team, INFRAS developed four approaches to counter this phenomenon.