After No to the CO2 Act: Search for a new way of protecting the climate

Gianna Blum and Sermîn Faki

“It will now be very difficult for our country to achieve our climate goals.” Environment Minister Simonetta Sommaruga (61) was visibly disappointed by the no to CO2-Law.

But the no also has short-term consequences: So far, companies have been able to get out of the CO2-Let the tax exempt. This regulation will now expire in 2021 without replacement. Just like the requirement that fuel importers have to finance climate protection projects. For hundreds of companies, the rejection could be expensive, the oil lobby is spared.