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Germany

How global climate change affects trade relationships

, , , | May 12, 2020


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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.

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What would climate-neutral mobility mean for the Swiss economy?

, , , | March 14, 2018


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Greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector are to be cut sharply. How can this be achieved with the best outcome for the Swiss economy? INFRAS is currently working with ETH Zurich to develop a range of future scenarios for climate-neutral mobility. Greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector are to be cut sharply. How can this be achieved with the best outcome for the Swiss economy? INFRAS is currently working with ETH Zurich to develop a range of future scenarios for climate-neutral mobility.

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International Baseline Rules Are a Precondition for Well-Functioning Carbon Markets

, , , | March 20, 2017


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Greenhouse gas emission reduction projects of different countries can only be assessed, compared and plausibly certified when applying international valuation standards. This is a precondition for well-functioning crediting mechanisms, by which effective projects are awarded with tradable certificates. This is one of the conclusions reached by INFRAS, in cooperation with other climate experts, in a report commissioned by the Swedish Energy Agency.

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Network Supplement Refund: From 500 up to 1500 Eligible Companies, Depending on the Implementation F

, , | Sept. 12, 2016



An energy-saving target agreement with the Swiss Federal Government, a share of more than 5% electricity costs per gross value added, and a refund amount of at least CHF 20'000 per year: Under these conditions, large commercial or industrial end users are entitled to a refund of their national network supplement for the promotion of renewable energies.

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Climate Protection: Emission Scenarios 2030 Show Need for Action

, , | Sept. 7, 2016


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Since 1990, Switzerland has strongly extended and consolidated its mix of measures of energy policies and climate policies. This approach has proven successful. While our greenhouse gas emissions would have risen (1990 to 2030: +6%) without the necessary influence of energy political and climate political measures, we can now expect a decline in emissions (1990 to 2030: -17%) due to the implemented and continuous measures. At the same time, however, it has become evident that there is still a need for action if the targeted reduction of -30% shall be achieved (target 2030 in comparision to 1990).

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The Benefit of Immigration for Swiss Cities

, , | Nov. 23, 2015

Regarding the housing market, transport or the environmental impact, immigration involves many challenges. However, for Swiss cities in particular, advantages are clearly predominant. On the one hand, immigration has a positive influence on the labour market, research and the economic power. On the other hand, immigration increases social diversity, enriches the culture and stimulates social innovations.

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