Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2003
Policy Type:Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape
Description:The ratification process was formally initiated by the Federal Council (government) on 21 August 2002. In spring 2003, the Parliament deliberated on the implications of ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. The second chamber approved ratification and Switzerland deposited its instrument of ratification on 9 July 2003. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Switzerland must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 8% compared to 1990 levels. The Protocol is implemented, notably, through the Law on the Reduction of CO2 Emissions in force since 2000.

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