CO2 reduction measures (2013-2020) Assessment of the data basis and cost-benefit considerations under the revision of the CO2 Act

Key facts

Switzerland ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2003, committing itself to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by a total of 8% in the first commitment period from 2008 to 2012. The legal framework for implementing Switzerland’s international climate protection obligations is contained in the CO2 Act. Effective the beginning of 2013, both the Kyoto Protocol and the CO2 Act will have to be re-placed. In line with the Kyoto Protocol, new reduction targets and corresponding measures will be taken for the next commitment period from 2013 to 2020.