Swiss Exponential Climate Action Roadmap to 2050

In 2017, Switzerland ratified the Paris agreement and committed to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 (from 1990 levels), including carbon offsets abroad. Switzerland also announced an indicative objective to reduce its emissions by 70%-85% until 2050 (from 1990 emissions), including offsets abroad. Studies that describe the existing solutions, their combined potential and the possible pathways to achieve such objectives are uncommon. Among the most influential solution-oriented approaches is Project Drawdown that describes 100 science-based climate solutions. More recently, Future Earth published its Exponential Climate Action Roadmap (ECAR) (Falk et al., 2018) in collaboration with others (Project Drawdown, Stockholm Resilience Center, WWF, etc.). This initiative gives solutions (mainly from Drawdown) that could potentially achieve the overall goal of halved global CO2-eq by 2030 and subsequently until 2050 (Rockström et al., 2017) in line with Paris agreement objectives. In Switzerland, initiatives that cover a large range of solutions also exist, like the Climate Master Plan from Climate Alliance Switzerland (2006 and 2016), Swiss Academies’ report (2016). Others focus on specific aspects, e.g. on energy (ETH Zurich, Swiss Cleantech). The Glacier Initiative seeks carbon net zero by 2050. For reaching net zero more science-based knowledge on the reduction potential of climate solutions is needed. The poster considers what the key elements and scope of a Swiss roadmap to net zero should be.

Tuesday Poster Session
John Moorhead
Alexandra Gavilano
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