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COP26: the Last Chance to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C

This year’s UN climate conference (COP26) hosted in Glasgow is the most important one since COP21 in Paris in 2015. The most recent IPCC publication (AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science

Swiss Climate Politics not compatible with the Rights of the Child

SYFC's Press Release on the Concluding Observation of the UN Comitee on the Rights of the Child (please contact us for further translations). 06.10.21

Schweizer Klimapolitik nicht mit Übereinkommen

SYFC on the Counter-Initiative of the Federal Council to the Glavier-Initiative

SYFC's Statement on the Counter-Initiative of the Federal Council to the Glacier Initiative on the 11.08.21 (in german). Please contact us for translations. 

Gegenentwurf des Bundesrates zur

SYFC on the Rejection of the Swiss CO2 Law

SYFC's Statement on the Rejection of the Revised CO2 law on the 14th of June 2021 (in both french and german). Please contact us for translations. 

CO2 Gesetz : ein sehr enttäuschendes

Let's Talk About: Material Extraction

Material Extraction
TV? Laptop? Smartphone? Smartwatch? Earphones? External hard drive? E-bike? Raise your hand if you have at least two of them.

Let's Talk About: Agrochemical Companies

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Polo? Paraquat? Dichloropropene? Have you ever heard about these pesticides? Probably not, since they are banned in Europe. 

So, why are we still talking about them? 

Let's Talk About: Tap Water

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Water is the essence of every life form on Earth. In Switzerland, we enjoy one of the best public water distribution services in the World. However, other countries are faced with a reality where vital water sources are being privatized and monetized, with Swiss Multinational corporations playing an important role.

Let's Talk About: Bees and Pollinators

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Today we are going to talk about bees and pollinators!

It has been estimated that bees pollinate more than 1/3 of the plants we eat! Most fruits and veggies, nuts, herbs, species, oil crops, etc.
In total bees pollinate up to 80% of the plants on the planet!

COP23: perspective from the most vulnerable

COP23 took place in 2017. This peculiar edition was organized by the Republic of Fiji, island country in Melanesia, but was hosted in Bonn, Germany, for practical reasons.
Key topics of the edition were in fact island states, which are the ones that are more strongly feeling the effects of climate change today and will probably experience the strongest impacts in the future.