Long-term outlook: How are public Swiss finances affected by COVID-19 crisis, ageing and climate change?

The current report on the long-term sustainability of public finances in Switzerland sets out how the progressive ageing of the population will affect Switzerland’s public finances up to 2050. Aside from demographic change, the report presents, for the first time, a qualitative analysis of the potential impact of climate change on public finances. It also … More Long-term outlook: How are public Swiss finances affected by COVID-19 crisis, ageing and climate change?

Swiss Empa joins ANAXAM network: Accurate analysis of 3D-printed components

By guest author Rainer Klose from Swiss Empa. Together with scientists from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), X-ray specialists from Empa are now providing their industrial partners with access to state-of-the-art material analysis of 3D-printed work pieces and components. For this purpose, Empa has recently become a member of the technology transfer center ANAXAM in … More Swiss Empa joins ANAXAM network: Accurate analysis of 3D-printed components

Swiss Federal Council strives to be international leader in sustainable finance with climate transparency

The Swiss financial centre should be a credible location worldwide for investors who want to contribute to the environment and society in a comparable and measurable manner. To this end, the Federal Council adopted various measures during its meeting on November 17, 2021. The Federal Council recommends that financial market players use comparable and meaningful … More Swiss Federal Council strives to be international leader in sustainable finance with climate transparency

G20 mandates OECD and UN-Habitat to help intermediary cities tackle climate change and achieve their SDGs

The G20 Italian Presidency launched the G20 Platform on SDG Localisation and Intermediary Cities (G20 PLIC) and the G20 Rome High-level Principles on City-to-City partnerships endorsed by G20 Leaders to unlock the potential of intermediary cities to contribute to regional and national development efforts. Through a virtual meeting, the launch brought together Marina Sereni, Italian … More G20 mandates OECD and UN-Habitat to help intermediary cities tackle climate change and achieve their SDGs

Around 12% of the Swiss household budget went on taxes in 2019

In 2019, the average Swiss household disposable income was CHF 6609 per month. A large part of this amount was used for the consumption of goods and services, namely CHF 4985. Households spent 31.0 % of their budget on compulsory expenditure such as taxes, social expenditure and health insurance premiums, averaging CHF 2973. These are … More Around 12% of the Swiss household budget went on taxes in 2019