2015: Paris Climate Agreement


In 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted, committing participating countries to reduce their CO2 emissions by 50% from 1990 levels by 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

The main goal of the agreement is to limit the average global temperature increase to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial times. However, it should be noted that the achievement of this target is only politically binding.

Switzerland has also signed the Paris Climate Agreement. Subsequently, the Federal Council adopted the «Long-Term Climate Strategy of Switzerland» on January 27, 2021 to achieve the defined targets. In order to reach the climate goals, emissions must be halved by 2030.

Source: BAFU (o.D. b), BAFU (o.D. c)