We rate Switzerland’s NDC “Insufficient.” The “Insufficient” rating indicates that Switzerland’s climate commitment is not consistent with holding warming to below 2°C, let alone limiting it to 1.5°C as required under the Paris Agreement, and is instead consistent with warming between 2°C and 3°C. If all countries were to follow Switzerland’s approach, warming would reach over 2°C and up to 3°C. This means Switzerland’s climate commitment is at the least stringent end of what would be a fair share of global effort, and is not consistent with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit, unless other countries make much deeper reductions and comparably greater effort.
If the CAT were to rate Switzerland’s projected emissions levels under current policies, Switzerland’s would be rated “Insufficient” but very close to the “Highly Insufficient” rating. The full implementation of the proposed amendment of the CO2-Act would lead to an “Insufficient” rating.
Further information about the risks and impacts associated with the temperature levels of each of the categories.