Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Policy Support, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Climate Change Policy Targets:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Industry, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Agency:Energy Agency of the Economy
Climate Change Description:

The two-stage mechanism of the law on CO2 provides for the opportunity to meet the stipulated reduction targets by means of voluntary action only, thereby avoiding the CO2 tax which may be introduced at the earliest in 2004 on a subsidiary basis. In July 2001 guidelines for voluntary action by industry were released in correlation with the CO2 Law and the Energy Law. The Agreement forms part of the Swiss Energy Action Plan, and works towards the conservation targets set within the Plan.

This record supersedes:Energy Model Switzerland

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