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Winners and losers from the new Swiss CO2 law

Policy Pulse - 18 May 2021 - Veritas Global

  • In September 2020, the Swiss Parliament adopted new revisions to the CO2 law. On 13 June 2021, Swiss citizens will vote on whether to accept the new provisions.

  • Switzerland targets reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The new CO2 law identifies specific measures for achieving the climate target.

  • The proposed changes could have far reaching impacts on Swiss energy security, competitiveness and social well-being. Table 1 summarizes the potential winners and losers associated with the proposed policy changes.

Table 1: Winners and losers from the new (third) Swiss CO2 law

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