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  • Submitted by: Switzerland
  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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  • Location: Switzerland
  • Date of completion: 2000
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
CO2 Act
Description/achievement of initiative

The CO2 Act entered into effect in 2000 and forms the central pillar of Swiss climate policy.
Source: Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland

Switzerland plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 per cent by 2020 in comparison with emission levels in 1990. The CO2-Act's objective is to reduce the emission of climate-relevant carbon dioxide (CO2) arising from the combustion of fossil fuels.

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