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Long-Term Climate Strategy, 2021

legislation type Executive
Adaptation Framework
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2021
This document aims to outline the path to reach net zero emissions by 2050, a goal decided by the Federal Council on August 28, 2019. The strategic principles set out in this document are as following:

  1. Switzerland will take advantage of the opportunities presented by a systematic transition to net zero.

  2. Switzerland will assume its climate policy responsibility.

  3. Priority will be given to reducing domestic emissions.

  4. Emissions will be reduced across entire value chains.

  5. All energy sources will be used effectively taking account of their optimal usage potential.

  6. The Swiss Confederation and the cantons will gear their planning activities to net zero in all climate- relevant areas.

  7. The transition to net zero will be carried out in a socially acceptable way.

  8. The transition to net zero will be achieved in an economically viable way.

  9. The transition to net zero will also improve environmental quality.

  10. The Long-Term Climate Strategy is based on openness to all types of technology.


  • net zero
    Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2021
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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