Greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland from 1990 to 2016

April 20, 2018

Switzerland's annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 were just under ten percent lower than in 1990, despite the fact that the country's population rose by over 1.5 million during the same period. Per-capita greenhouse gas emissions stood at around 5.7 tonnes in 2016. Two of the main reasons for the reduction have been structural change in the economy, and more efficient buildings. As a member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Switzerland must report its greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis and document them comprehensively in its National Inventory Report. INRAS was commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment to act as lead author of this report.


What was the trend in greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland between 1990 and 2016? The National Inventory Report explains developments in detail. (Photo: Keystone)
What was the trend in greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland between 1990 and 2016? The National Inventory Report explains developments in detail. (Photo: Keystone)

Switzerland's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2018


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