The effects of climate change and the risks they present are increasing. That is why climate change mitigation and adaptation is one of Switzerland's priorities for its international cooperation work.
The World Bank estimates that 100 million people will fall back into extreme poverty by 2030 because of climate change. At the same time, the global share of greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries is on the rise. Switzerland's International Cooperation Strategy 2021-24 emphasises the importance of combating climate change.