International climate policy
All national governments meet in November each year at the UN Conference of the Parties (COP) and negotiate the further implementation of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, as the world community is at great risk of missing the goal of the Agreement, i. e., capping global warming at 1.5°C.
What it is about
If the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be attained, greenhouse gases must be cut drastically before 2030, and lowered to net zero worldwide by 2050. In reality, however, global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. Implementing the climate agreement therefore calls for decisions on interim targets and joint measures, and also their financing.
Switzerland is an active participant in the negotiations. Alliance Sud is calling for Switzerland's negotiating stance to take account of the historical responsibility of the industrialised countries, and accordingly to agree on fair funding for the Global South – including for loss and damage. Only then can we expect all States to do their utmost to reduce emissions through ambitious national climate policies.
Alliance Sud is a member of the Climate Action Network (CAN), a global network of more than 1900 civil society organisations that champion climate protection and social justice.