City Resilience Program

Urban resilience and disaster risk reduction

06.09.2018 – SECO and the World Bank organized an exchange with Swiss business stakeholders that work in the field of urban resilience, disaster risk reduction and disaster risk financing. The idea was to present the engagement of SECO, link Swiss Businesses with the World Bank and discuss possibilities of potential future collaboration.  

Hydropower ESG gap analysis tool

Hydropower ESG gap analysis tool

11.07.2018 - SECO recognizes the importance of sustainable hydropower to address climate change. It is therefore supporting the roll-out of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol and the development of an Environmental, Social and Governance gap analysis tool for project developers and investors.
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Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Azerbaijan

Federal Councillor was on mission to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Azerbaijan

05.07.2018 – Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann traveled to the South Caucasus and Central Asia from 8 to 16 July. Among other things, the aim was to foster relations with member countries of Switzerland’s constituency in the international financial institutions and to highlight Switzerland’s development cooperation programmes in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Azerbaijan.  

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