About the project

SPEED2ZERO will generate crucial scientific insights and develop scenarios, action plans, and a toolbox to enable a sustainable transformation to a net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) and biodiversity-​positive Switzerland.


By closely and continuously involving stakeholders during the project, knowledge and know-​how will guide decision-​ and policy-​makers towards achieving the energy, climate and biodiversity goals in 2030 through 2050.

Our objectives

Develop climate-energy-biodiveristy scenarios for Switzerland from 2030 to 2050

Generate action plans for infrastructure and technologies to be deployed by 2030 and beyond

Create a toolbox to analyse different scenario outputs and communicate with the public

Build a network of experts and stakeholders to strengthen the science-​policy interface

Our research questions

  • What strategies, technologies, policies, and financial instruments are needed  to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% compared to 1990 by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050?


  • What are the impacts of different net zero mitigation strategies on biodiversity and energy supply resilience, and how can net-​zero GHG and biodiversity-​positive goals be synergized?


  • How do compound extremes caused by climate change affect biodiversity, land use, and the energy supply resilience of different net zero energy transition strategies? 

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