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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
  • Handbook of Emission Factors for Road Transport (HBEFA)

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    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.

  • Multi-National Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy

    Multi-National Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 March 2011

    The lifetime cost of wind energy is comprised of the investment cost, operation and maintenance costs, financing costs and annual energy production. This report seeks to understand the sources of wind energy cost differences among seven countries. A cross-country comparative analysis is presented as well as country-specific case studies that describe the unique cost elements of a typical wind energy facility. Onshore wind energy is the primary focus of this study, though a small sample of reported offshore cost data is also included.

  • Transitions Pathways and Risk Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies (TRANSrisk)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 November 2016

    TRANSrisk conducted 15 case studies that explore the transition to low-carbon economies, including 14 country-level case studies and one at the global and regional level. In each country, the Technological Innovation Systems scoping matrix was used to narrow the area studied and to identify potential interactions between the socioeconomic sectors and the natural environment (resources).

  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 7 January 2009
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    This is a training manual developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on the use of IWRM tools and instruments for adaptation to climate change impacts. The material is intended to increase our understading of climate change impacts and what we can do now. Improving the way we manage water resources now will help us adapt in the future.

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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    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.

  • The Energy and Resources Institute

    Knowledge partner
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    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

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    Organisation
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    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
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    Organisation
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    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.

     

  • Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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    Consortium Partner
    Knowledge Partner
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    Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is the largest energy research institute in the Netherlands. With around 500 members of staff, we are active in projects both at home and abroad, in joint efforts with the industry, government authorities and research institutes. We do this from our branches in Petten, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Brussels and China. ECN’s research has a major influence on day-to-day life. In this, we perform an important function for the society of today and the future. 

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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    Consortium Partner
    Knowledge Partner
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    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a federally owned organisation. They work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Their mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. They provide viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. Sometimes working under difficult conditions, we promote complex reforms and change processes. Their corporate objective is to improve people’s lives on a sustainable basis.

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