Climate change in Peru
The SDC supports a climate change adaptation programme (PACC) in the highlands of Peru.
Low-Carbon Cities China
The “Low Carbon Cities China” programme supports cities in the shift towards a low-carbon development path through the rational use of energy, the increased use of renewable energies, the promotion of green building and sustainable transport.
Project "Low Carbon Cities China"
Recycling in Brazil
With a view to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, Switzerland provides funding for a pilot project in Brazil which recycles used refrigerators.
Project to recycle used refrigerators
Climate: Promoting low-carbon growth
Developing countries are particularly affected by climate change. Experts warn that due to rising temperatures and shifts in rainfall cycles, crop yields will halve in some regions of Africa by 2020. How can the world's rapidly growing population be guaranteed a means of livelihood and greenhouse gas emissions be reduced at the same time? How can resilience to climate change be increased and poverty reduced at the same time?
The traditional CO2-intensive development path is not a sound catch-up development model for developing and emerging countries, because it would lead even more rapidly to climate collapse. What are needed are low carbon growth strategies. Developing and emerging countries that cannot finance this transformation themselves should be entitled to financial and technological assistance from richer countries.
The SDC supports developing and emerging countries in their climate protection efforts and in dealing with climate risks. It does this, first, by means of measures to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions (promoting energy-efficient technologies and renewable energies, reforestation, etc.) and, second, through climate change adaptation programmes (developing climate scenarios and adaptation strategies and promoting the sustainable use of soil, water and forest resources). In addition, the SDC promotes the exchange of experience among countries of the South.