The Canton of Geneva has joined the initiative with six of its cantonal institutions: cantonal administration, Fondations Immobilières de Droit Public (FIDP), Fondation pour les terrains industriels de Genève (FTI), the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO Genève) and the Hospice général et les Transports publics genevois (tpg). Each of these institutions – known as autonomous public bodies (APB) – handles specific public policies governed by service contracts. Of the six, only the cantonal administration is not an APB. The Building Construction Office (OCBA) manages the buildings owned by the Canton of Geneva.
Energy and climate
In December 2019, the Council of State declared a climate emergency and set the following targets for the canton: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990; increase the market share of non-fossil sources used in heating networks to 80 per cent in 2030; strive to achieve carbon neutrality and become a 2000-watt society in 2050. The energy master plan for 2020-2030 was adopted in December 2020, and the climate strategy was revised in June 2021 as part of the second-generation cantonal climate plan 2030.
The Canton of Geneva has pledged to the EEC that it will achieve certain targets, which will be defined in the near future.
The Canton of Geneva joins with all other participants in committing itself to implementing joint measures and will also enact specific individual measures, which will be announced at a later date.
You can find the latest information regarding the implementation of this participant’s targets and measures in our Energy and Climate Report. The Canton of Geneva also publishes information about its energy and climate-related commitments on its own website.