|Policy Type:||Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments, Voluntary Approaches>Unilateral Commitments (Private sector)|
|Policy Target:||Transport>Fuel, Buildings>Building Type|
|Agency:||Climate Cent Foundation|
Until 2012, the Climate Cent serves to buy carbon credits (CDM etc) from abroad to fulfill the Swiss Kyoto targets. From 2013, the voluntary Climate Cent will be replaced by a legal obligation on oil importers to offset directly a part of the CO2 emissions from transport fuel use. The offset will be financed by a levy that shall not exceed CHF 0.05 per litre of fuel. The government will define the share of transport emissions to be offset (between 5 and 40%) and to which extent offsetting can be performed domestically and abroad.
date effective: 2004 (updated 2009 and 2011)
Last modified: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:23:23 CET