Switzerland promises UN improved climate plan

(EurActiv, 26 Feb 2020) Switzerland has become one of the first nations to confirm to the UN that it will enhance its emissions reduction target for 2030. But details about its new strategy are still scant EURACTIV’s partner Climate Home News reports.

A Swiss government letter to the UN did not give a timetable for when the new 2030 plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions would be submitted.

In 2015, the small land-locked country was the first in the world to submit its formal climate plan for cutting emissions until 2030 to the UN, months before the Paris climate deal was adopted. The Paris Agreement expects countries to set ever more ambitious goals to limit global temperature rise “well below 2C”.

Under the 2015 plan, Switzerland pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% below 1990 levels by 2030, including by investing heavily in carbon-cutting projects abroad.

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EurActiv, 26 Feb 2020: Switzerland promises UN improved climate plan