Under the Paris Agreement, Switzerland is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 % compared with the 1990 level by 2030. To reach this target measures are implemented both in Switzerland and abroad.
The Paris Agreement requires Parties to submit an updated reduction target every five years. Switzerland’s target for 2030 is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 % compared to the 1990 level and by an average of at least 35 % over the 2021–2030 period. The accountable sink (greenhouse gas balance of vegetation and soils) as well as international attestations are also taken into account.
Parliament approved these reduction targets when it ratified the Paris Agreement in June 2017. Parliament is currently debating a partial revison of the CO2 Act, which regulates the national implementation.
Information on the achievement of the target for the 2021–2030 period is available at:
Last modification 11.04.2023