- The project or projects included in a programme do not fall under the list of exclusions in Annex 3 of the Ordinance.
- The project or projects included in a programme a) would not be profitable without proceeds from the sale of attestations, b) are at least state-of-the-art, and c) involve measures that lead to supplementary emission reductions compared to the baseline scenario. .
- The emission reductions a) are verifiable and quantifiable and b) have not been achieved by a company participating in the Swiss Emissions Trading Scheme or by a company having entered a commitment to reduce emissions.
- The project’s or the programme's start of implementation does not date back more than three months when submitting the application.
Swiss CO₂ Law
Swiss CO₂ Law has provided the foundation for Swiss climate policy
since 2000. For the period 2008-2012, it stipulated that CO₂
emissions resulting from the combustion of fossil energies had to be
reduced by 10% below their 1990 levels.|
per 1 January 2013, the Swiss CO₂ Law underwent a total revision.
It now provides the legal basis for Switzerland’s climate policy
from 2013 to 2020.|
revised Swiss CO₂ Law stipulates that by 2020 Swiss greenhouse gas
emissions must be reduced by at least 20% below their 1990 levels.
In absolute terms, this is equivalent to reductions of around 10.5
million tonnes of CO₂ per year.|
order to meet the target of the revised Swiss CO₂ Law, by 2020
various economic sectors are required to reduce their CO₂
emissions by a set percentage compared to 1990: the building sector
is prescribed a 40% reduction, the industrial sector a 15%
reduction, and the transport sector a 10% reduction.|
Swiss Petroleum Association
the federation of the Swiss petroleum industry, the Swiss Petroleum
Association is committed to protecting and promoting the interests
of its affiliates. Its currently 28 members are responsible for 95%
of Swiss imports of crude oil and petroleum products.|
per 1 January 2013, the Swiss Petroleum Association established the
Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset (KliK) to serve
as the sector’s carbon offset grouping. A specialised service
platform is thus available to mineral oil companies responsible for
releasing fossil motor fuels for consumption: on their behalf, it
handles the fulfilment of their carbon offset obligation under the
Swiss CO₂ Law. |
Fossil motor fuels
motor fuels that fall under the carbon offset obligation of the
Swiss CO₂ Law are petrol, diesel oil and aviation fuels used for
purely domestic flights. They also include liquefied petroleum gas
and natural gas, provided these are being used as motor fuels.|
Carbon offset groupings
Carbon offset obligation
The Swiss CO₂ Ordinance sets the carbon offset rates as follows:
|– 2014 / 2015:|
|– 2016 / 2017:|
|– 2018 / 2019:|
Carbon offset platforms
The means of offsetting CO₂ emissions are manifold. Accordingly, carbon offset projects and carbon offset programmes also vary greatly in their approach. In order to streamline the KliK Foundation’s endeavours and to develop know-how and competences in a targeted manner, the KliK Foundation organises its support along the four platforms Transportation, Businesses, Buildings and Agriculture.
Carbon offset programmes
Carbon offset projects
Projects that reduce the following greenhouse gas emissions are recognised (see Swiss CO₂ Ordinance, art. 1)