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Switzerland

Official name: 

Switzerland

Country income: 
High-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Switzerland (2013)

Energy profile
  • INDC of Switzerland

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    Switzerland commits to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, corresponding to an average reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent over the period 2021-2030. By 2025, a reduction of greenhouse gases by 35 percent compared to 1990 levels is anticipated. Carbon credits from international mechanisms will partly be used. The INDC is subject to approval by Parliament.

  • International adaptation finance: the need for an innovative and strategic approach

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 June 2008
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    Any view on international finance for climate adaptation in developing countries must deal with the question of the cost of adaptation and how much funds will be available under current conditions. Although existing estimates of adaptation funding needs in developing countries are still very vague, they all indicate that they are and will be in the tens of billions €/$ per annum. At the same time, many developing countries presently do not have the relevant ‘absorptive capacity’, the capacity to carry out the adaptation measures needed, even if the funding were available.

  • Eco-Tech Ceram

    Type: 
    Organisation
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    Relation to CTCN: 
    Network Member

    Eco-Tech Ceram (ETC) is a European Small Enterprise focused on the industrial energy efficiency market.  EcoStock, using refractory ceramic made from waste. This solution contributes to two of the European 2020 objectives: 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and 20% reduction in primary energy use, by recovering and reusing their waste heat
     

  • Sustainable Development Goals at the Subnational Level: Roles and Good Practices for Subnational Governments

    Sustainable Development Goals at the Subnational Level: Roles and Good Practices for Subnational Governments

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    As underlined widely in research on governance for sustainable development, the sub-national level plays a key role in implementing sustainable development This briefing note explores the role of the sub-national level in sustainable development goals, shows good practice and provides practical ideas based on real examples. It concludes that vertical coordination and integration needs to entail both top-down top-down leadership and bottom-up steering alongside bottom-up action, engagement and ownership.

  • Handbook of Emission Factors for Road Transport (HBEFA)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 January 2010

    This software program provides gasoline and diesel emission factors for various vehicle types, emission types, and pollutant types. Vehicle categories include passenger cars, light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, buses, coaches, and motorcycles. Emission types include “hot” emissions, cold start excess emissions, and evaporative emissions.

  • United Nations Environment Programme

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
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    Relation to CTCN: 
    Consortium Partner
    Knowledge Partner

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an agency of the United Nations that coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. Its headquarters are in the Gigiri neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. UNEP also has six regional offices and various country offices.

  • The Energy and Resources Institute

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
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    Consortium Partner
    Knowledge Partner

    The Energy and Resources Institute, commonly known as TERI, established in 1974, is a research institute based in New Delhi focusing its research activities in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.

  • UNEP DTU Partnership

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
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    Relation to CTCN: 
    Consortium Partner
    Knowledge Partner

    UNEP DTU Partnership (formerly UNEP Risø Centre) is a UNEP collaborating centre operating under a tripartite agreement between Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark, UNEP and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and is a leading international research and advisory institution on climate, energy and sustainable development.

  • World Agroforestry Centre

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    Consortium Partner
    Knowledge Partner

    The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a centre of scientific excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.

     

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    Consortium Partner
    Knowledge Partner

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), French/Spanish/Portuguese acronym ONUDI, is a specialized agency in the United Nations system, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The Organization's primary objective is the promotion and acceleration of industrial development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition and the promotion of international industrial cooperation.

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