Activities and impact

Impact

The KliK Foundation is preparing for the oblig­ation to extend the scope of its carbon offset activ­ities to countries other than Switzerland starting in 2021.

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.

To date, the KliK Foundation has approved around 50 organ­i­sa­tions for the procurement of emission reduc­tions and is in contact with 5 countries to identify potential activ­ities (April 2019). Partners have been invited to submit proposals for miti­gation activ­ities.

While some potential miti­gation activ­ities have already been identified with a view to gener­ating creditable emission reduc­tions (ITMOs) from 2021 onward, it is too early to provide meaningful forecasts as to the expected impact of such projects.