Climate Protection: Emission Scenarios 2030 Show Need for Action

Sept. 7, 2016

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).


Switzerland still has to intensify its efforts regarding climate protection if the set targets shall be achieved by 2030. (Photo: © Gaetan bally / KEYSTONE)
Switzerland still has to intensify its efforts regarding climate protection if the set targets shall be achieved by 2030. (Photo: © Gaetan bally / KEYSTONE)

Background: At the end of August 2016, the Swiss Federal Council presented a consultation draft (German only) regarding the climate policy as from 2020. INFRAS, together with EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland) has elaborated, as one of many preliminary studies, emission scenarios from 1990 to 2030 with and without the already implemented energy political and climate political measures.

Emission Scenarios Without Measures, 1990-2030


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