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About

In its Message on the Extension of the Kyoto Protocol (April 2014), the Swiss Federal Council numbered the Swiss need for foreign certificates over the period 2013 to 2020 at 12 million (each certificate stands for one tonne of CO₂ reductions). The Climate Cent Foundation has therefore set itself the target to source a corresponding volume of certificates as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible, taking into account the requirements specified by the Swiss Federal Council in the CO₂ Ordinance as to the admissibility of certificates.

  

Current status

The Climate Cent Foundation availed itself of the favourable market environment and purchased a total of 5 million CERs, to be delivered by the end of 2016, in two calls for tenders in June 2014 and March 2015. It further signed direct contracts with three traders for the delivery of 7 million CERs by the end of 2017. The average price is about 50 eurocents per CER.

All certificates have been delivered.


Overview of certificates delivered to date (status: May 2018)


Egypt

 52'220

 

 0.4%

           
Brasil

 584'042

 

 4.5%

           
Chile

72'403

 

0.6%

           
China 10'271'429 

78.6%

           
India

 1'063'268

 

 8.1%

      Wind

 7'988'938

   61.1%
Kenya

8'370

   0.1%
  
  
    
  
Hydro

1'629'937

  

12.5%

Colombia

685'205

  

5.2%

      Biogas 

531'671

  

4.1%

Malawi

6'371

 

0.0%

      Biomass

416'422 

  

3.2%

Malaysia

95'850

 

0.7%


     Landfill gas

1'492'295 

  

11.4%

Mexico

124'858

 

1.0%

      Laughing gas

14'500 

  

0.1%

South Korea

8'417

 

0.1%

      Solar

591'282 

  

4.5%

Thailand

79'726

 

0.6%

      Tidal

7'944 

  

0.1%

Uganda

4'167

 

0.0%

      Energy efficiency

356'070

  

2.7%

Uruguay

2'756

 

0.0%

     Fuel Switch 

37'720 

  

0.3%

Vietnam

9'000

 

0.1%

      Waste management

1'303 

  

0.0%

Total

13'068'082

 

100%

      Total  

 13'068'082

  

100%