The Swiss Federal Council suggests strengthening existing support programs for sustainable mobility solutions. State Secretary Livia Leu represented Switzerland at the OSCE Climate Conference in Vienna, emphasizing the link between climate change and security.
The Swiss Federal Council has recommended taking steps to enhance existing programs that promote sustainable mobility solutions. Switzerland recently participated in the ministerial OSCE Climate Conference, focusing on the effects of climate change on security and stability in the region.
The conference highlighted the connection between climate change and security, emphasizing its impact on the OSCE area. It was noted that climate change acts as a risk multiplier, undermining efforts in climate protection and development while influencing security and stability.
To address these challenges, Switzerland calls for increased cooperation at both regional and global levels. Strengthening relationships with other regional organizations and harnessing scientific knowledge and new technologies were suggested as potential solutions.
Switzerland actively supports the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative, which assists vulnerable countries in establishing early warning systems to prevent and respond to extreme events.
Furthermore, the importance of addressing the environmental consequences of conflicts was emphasized, as they extend beyond human suffering.
Switzerland remains committed to the long-term role of the OSCE as a crisis management actor in Europe, recognizing the significance of addressing climate change in this context.