A few days ago the Swiss Government ended its bid to host the COP31 in 2026. While the decision of the Swiss Federal Council is regrettable, Swiss authorities underlined the relevance and the legitimacy of initiatives such as Building Bridges in their announcement. Hosting the COP31 would have been an incredible opportunity to leverage Switzerland’s unique ecosystem and unparalleled expertise in multilateralism. “The goal of Building Bridges is to play a key role in the transition of our economic model. Our ambition for the upcoming years is to create a leading platform for dialogue and consolidate Switzerland’s leadership on sustainability and sustainable finance. We will continue to build a community of changemakers to find innovative, concrete solutions to global challenges” said Patrick Odier, President of Building Bridges.

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Press release of the Swiss Confederation, November 2, 2022