Procurement process

Swiss CO₂ Act

Covering the period until the end of 2020, the Swiss CO₂ Act is currently under­going total revision for the period 2021–2030 with a view to imple­menting the Paris Agreement. Since 2018 and until 2020, the Swiss National Council and Council of States will debate the new legis­lation.

The Swiss Federal Council will then further detail its imple­men­tation in the Swiss CO₂ Ordi­nance. Due to delays in parlia­mentary debates, the act and the ordi­nance are likely to come into force only after 1.1.2021.

Inter­na­tional offset oblig­a­tions

The draft proposal for the Swiss CO₂ Act stipu­lates that motor fuel importers, i.e. the KliK Foundation as their carbon offset grouping, are newly required to also reduce green­house gas emissions abroad through miti­gation activ­ities. For the period 2021 to 2030, this should amount to 54 million tonnes of CO₂e to be reduced via inter­na­tional activ­ities.

Binding rules for the recog­nition of inter­na­tional emission reduc­tions will only be known shortly before the Swiss CO₂ Act and the KliK Foundation’s oblig­a­tions enter into force. Until this point, the KliK Foundation will build its portfolio of inter­na­tional activ­ities on a provi­sional basis, only later entering financial commit­ments.

Climate Cent Foundation

Switzerland is already preparing for the post-2020 period by means of pilot projects. To this end, together with the Climate Cent Foundation (CCF), it pilots concrete activ­ities in inter­ested countries.

The Climate Cent Foundation was estab­lished in 2005 to provide a voluntary contri­bution to reducing green­house gas emissions over the period 2008 to 2012. The Climate Cent Foundation has committed vis-à-vis the Swiss Confed­er­ation to use part of its funds for pilot activ­ities under article 6 of the Paris Agreement.