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Swiss enhance climate plans

Swiss enhance climate plans 26 February 2020

Switzerland joins few nations confirming to UN it will enhance climate action plans (via Climate Change News)

By Chloé Farand

Switzerland has become one of the first nations to confirm to the UN that it will enhance its emissions reduction target for 2030. 

But it gave scant details about its plan except that it would be part of a wider goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

A Swiss government letter to the UN did not give a timetable for when the new 2030 plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions would be submitted.

In 2015, the small land–locked country was the first in the world to submit its formal climate plan for cutting emissions until 2030 to the UN, months before the Paris climate deal was adopted. The Paris Agreement expects countries to set ever more ambitious goals to limit global temperature rise “well below 2C”.

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