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Switzerland 2019

Switzerland ranks among the high-performing countries, building on a relatively high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories. This is based on the minus 50% GHG reduction target by 2030 which can be achieved also with reductions outside of Switzerland. If only the domestic target of minus 30% were used (which is currently under debate), Switzerland's overall rank would be one position lower and the 2030 GHG target would have been rated low. In the Renewable Energy category, Switzerland ranks medium. According to national experts, the support scheme for renewable energies currently has long waiting lists, putting the achievement of the 2030 renewable energy target in question. While calling for a more proactive role in international climate negotiations and more commitment in terms of climate finance, experts commend the Swiss government for putting in place a strong public transport scheme.