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Switzerland

TOTAL POPULATION

8.1 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

35,306 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

3,241,800 kt EUROPEAN UNION, YEAR 2014

"50% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, partly using carbon credits from international mechanisms."

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Elizabet Zhivkova donated € 200 to Help Build a Sustainable Art Community in Ghana . Microplastics: Macroproblems donated € 190 to In Your Face . Robby Block donated € 200 to In Your Face . Kanfideni Raissa donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Laurent Cousinier donated € 100 to Help Small Forest Owners in France Maintain Their Land . Rolf Jansen donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . Thomas Kerby donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . thomas kerby donated € 170 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

The country has the luck of conserving preciously climate data since the mid 18th century (before the French Revolution!). This has allowed them to observe, without the shadow of a doubt, a steep increase in temperatures. The average annual temperature has seen an increase of around 2°C since 1864, about twice as fast as the European average.

It has, however, implemented strong measures to limit its emissions and Human impact over its pristine mountain ranges and lush valleys. This topography makes it a particularly fragile ecosystem. For example, trucks transiting through Switzerland are placed on trans-country trains to limit the impact of traffic on the air quality of this hilly landscape. 

Due to the variability of altitude and natural conditions, Switzerland has a very high biodiversity rate, with endemic species existing only on certain peaks or in certain valleys. It is estimated that more than 50,000 species of plant are found on this territory the size of Taiwan or the Dominican Republic. 

As part of all major international covenants on conservation and biodiversity, Switzerland is a model of well-managed natural areas and control of human impacts. 


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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank, Switzerland is classified as a high-income country. The following plots provide an overview of Switzerland's historic GHG emissions in perspective with global emissions, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability.

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SWITZERLAND's PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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SWITZERLAND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

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