Climate and environment

Article AS news
12.7.2017

Much ado about nothing!

The Federal Council still has no plan for how it intends to raise about 1 billion francs annually for international climate protection projects. Worse yet, it confirms its intention to divert hundreds of millions from the development budget.
Article AS news
12.1.2017

Climate funds: Proposals shelved since 2011

For years now the Swiss Government has known how additional climate funds could be raised. A report to the Federal Cabinet on the matter makes a sudden reappearance and confirms what Alliance Sud has long advocated.
Article AS news
14.1.2016

Selective solidarity

Switzerland's development spending under the 2016 budget and the 2017-19 Stabilization Programme is undergoing a massive cut. Comments by Mark Herkenrath, Director Alliance Sud.
Article AS news
10.1.2016

Climate: New Deal at what price?

The world has a new Climate Deal. However, the countries of the South’s hope for a concrete financing roadmap hasn’t materialized.
Article AS news
30.6.2015

Climate payments to be funded from development aid

Switzerland is to pay around 1 billion francs annually as of 2020 for international climate protection. In an interview with Alliance Sud News, FOEN Director Bruno Oberle goes on the offensive.
Article AS news
10.4.2015

Fossil fuels – it's all about money

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.
Article AS news
10.7.2014

Climate financing: New money needed

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...
Political article
10.12.2013

Switerland's lacklustre climate policy

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.
Article AS news
30.6.2013

«Climate financing» in developing countries

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.