Switzerland is taking a major step towards a sustainable future! On June 18th, a crucial vote will determine the fate of the Climate and Innovation Act, a groundbreaking initiative recommended by the Federal Council and cantons. The focus is on reducing Switzerland’s energy dependency, strengthening climate protection, and promoting innovation.
With the Act, Switzerland aims to achieve net-zero emissions of harmful greenhouse gases by 2050. It emphasizes energy security, encouraging homeowners to adopt sustainable practices. Financial support will be provided to those who upgrade their heating systems or improve insulation, fostering energy efficiency.
Switzerland is also committed to protecting its population from extreme climate events. The Climate and Innovation Act addresses the effects of climate change, with measures to protect against extreme events like floods, droughts, and landslides. The collaboration between the Confederation and cantons ensures a unified effort in tackling climate challenges.
This act enjoys broad support from various organizations, including the Conference of Cantonal Governments, Economiesuisse, the Swiss Farmers’ Association, and numerous nature and environmental protection organizations. Their collective backing demonstrates the significance of this initiative for Switzerland’s sustainable future.