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Table 2 Harmonizing assumptions and CO2 targets

From: Growth impacts of Swiss steering-based climate policies

  2010 2020 2035 2050 Reference
Harmonizing assumptions
Population (million) 7.8 8.7 9.8 10.3 BFS Scenario A-00-2015 (BFS, 2015)
Working population (million full time eq.) 3.85 4.31 4.58 4.63 BFS Scenario A-00-2015 (BFS, 2015)
Cap on emissions from ETS sectors (relative to 2013)a   0.88 0.68 0.52 EU ETS yearly reduction
CO2 targets   
1.5 tCO 2e target 1 0.849 0.571 0.284 SEMP (Landis et al., 2019)
1.0 tCO 2e target 1 0.824 0.510 0.189 SEMP (Landis et al., 2019)
BAU scenario
Potential GDP (rel. to 2010) 1 1.18 1.43 1.66 SECO 2015b
Total energy use (rel. to 2010) 1 0.94 0.84 0.78 BAU scenario, Prognos (2012)
CO2 tax heating fuels (CHF/tCO2) 36 120 120 120 CO2 Levy (Swiss Federal Council, 2013)
CO2 tax transport fuels (CHF/tCO2) 0 0 0 0 CO2 Levy (Swiss Federal Council, 2013)
  1. aThe cap is computed using a yearly reduction factor of 1.74% used in the EU ETS until 2020
  2. bData provided by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economics Affairs (SECO)