Switzerland’s bilateral agreements to offset their emissions set a poor precedent for ambition ahead of COP26

Switzerland has reached agreements with Georgia1, Peru2, Senegal and Ghana3 to support the implementation of low-hanging fruit climate change mitigation. In return, the countries will transfer the mitigation outcomes to Switzerland to help it meet its national target under the Paris Agreement. The agreements send no signal for decarbonisation in Switzerland, while for the countries… Read More

The Emissions Gap Report 2021

This is the twelfth edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report. It assesses the gap between estimated future global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if countries implement their climate mitigation pledges and the global emission levels from least-cost pathways that are aligned with achieving the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. Read More