Swiss Water Bodies in a Changing Climate

16.03.2021 - There will be no general shortage, but water may be scarce depending on the region and time of year – conversely, heavier rainfall will lead to more local flooding. These and many more are the findings of the Hydro-CH2018 “Hydrological Principles of Climate Change”.

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Federal Council adopts Switzerland’s long-term climate strategy

28.01.2021 - Switzerland aims to have net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. The Federal Council set the net-zero target in 2019 and on 27 January 2021 adopted the corresponding “Long-Term Climate Strategy for Switzerland”.

Landscape award


Preventing natural hazards: The Bregaglia Valley bets on its landscape assets

28.01.2021 - In Bergell (GR), local authorities have initiated a project that carefully integrates protective infrastructures against natural hazards into the historic cultural landscape. A good reason, therefore, to nominate Bregaglia for the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe.

Financial Market

Climate benchmarking in the Swiss financial market

09.11.2020 – For the first time, the entire Swiss financial market has undergone voluntary climate compatibility testing. The results of these representative tests create transparency while supporting the efforts of the financial institutions involved to guide their investments onto a climate compatible pathway. The results show initial progress, but do not meet the target.



Switzerland supports the development of an ambitious global framework for the protection of the biodiversity

30.09.2020 – Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation, at the UN Summit on Biodiversity, underlined the fact that beside global warming the extinction of species is another serious threat for the international community. The habitat for plants and animals and therefore also the livelihood of all humans can only be sustained if we shift towards sustainable production and consumption.



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