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Climate and emissions Switzerland and EU link CO2 emissions trading schemes

Since January 1, Swiss companies have been participating in the European Union emissions trading scheme.

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Opinion It’s time to ban private jets

No immediate measure that inconveniences so few people can cut greenhouse gas emissions like banning private jets, argues Mario Huber.

Climate crisis Should the Swiss National Bank invest in fossil fuels?

Environmentalists’ targets include not only private banks like Credit Suisse, but also the Swiss National Bank. 

Looking back How Swiss cartoonists saw 2019

It’s hard to top the absurdity of a president wanting to buy another country. Here’s how Swiss political cartoonists illustrated 2019.

Changes to the climate 2019: fifth hottest year in Switzerland

Switzerland has registered the fifth hottest year since records began in 1864, continuing a trend towards warmer weather which started after 2010.

This content was published on December 20, 2019 6:18 PM

Climate crisis COP25: a decisive conference for the future of the planet

The international climate change conference in Madrid (COP25) will look at adopting detailed rules for implementing the Paris Agreement.

Swiss Glacier Series: 0-1,000m Melting Swiss glaciers to fuel conflicts over water

Switzerland's melting glaciers are set to affect the agriculture sector, hydropower production and transport on Europe’s main waterways. 

Winter weather Record November snowfall affects ski stations and roads

Heavy snow over the weekend was recorded in the southern and eastern parts of the country. The record for November has been broken.

This content was published on November 18, 2019 10:16 AM

Swiss Glaciers series: 1,000-2,000m Shrinking glaciers to make room for power generation

Melting glaciers could provide new opportunities for clean energy production in Switzerland.

Heatwaves Swiss glaciers shrink by 10% in five years

Glacier melt rates reached record levels during the summer heatwaves of 2019. This led to another year of major losses of ice volume.

This content was published on October 15, 2019 10:41 AM