The pivotal question in the climate negotiations is how to cut CO₂ emissions in individual countries quickly and effectively. Even more crucial would be not exploiting fossil fuel reserves in the first place.
In May 2014 the Government put Switzerland's climate policy on standby. As for international climate financing, it is operating on the premise that a substiantial part can still be taken from development aid funds...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has invited Heads of State and Government to an extraordinary climate summit in autumn 2014. By then he expects commitments to more stringent climate goals, which are to be embodied in a new climate change agreement.
Industrialized countries promised to support developing countries with new and additional funds in their climate-friendly development. Switzerland too comes up short on innovative approaches to finding new funding sources.