Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen, Switzerland
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Environment - Dec 9
The Agreement on the linking of the Swiss and EU emissions trading schemes (ETS) has been ratified by the representatives of both parties and will come into force on 1 January 2020. Linking the Swiss ETS with that of the EU will be beneficial for both environmental policy and the economy.
Environment - Nov 13

At its meeting on 13 November 2019, the Federal Council approved the revised Ordinance on the Reduction of CO2 Emissions. This, together with the amendment to the CO2 Act adopted in March 2019 and the agreement with the EU, will enter into force on 1 January 2020.

Environment - Aug 28

Under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Switzerland has undertaken to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared with 1990 levels.

Environment - Jul 12

In order to estimate for the first time the exact extent of plastic pollution in Switzerland, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) has mandated Empa researchers to calculate how much plastic gets into the environment.

Environment - Mar 25

On 25 March 2019, the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) opened the consultation on the partial revision of the current CO2 Ordinance. The amendment is needed so that the Swiss and EU emissions trading schemes (ETS) can be linked.

Environment - Jul 18, 2018

Neuchâtel, 18.07.2018 - (FSO) - The Swiss timber harvest increased again in 2017 following the low point of the previous year. With a total of 4.69 million m3, 5% more timber was harvested than in 2016.

Environment - Sep 20

On 21 September 2019, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, Switzerland and the Netherlands will present an initiative on how public and private investments can be tested for climate compatibility and aligned with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 1.5 °C target.

Environment - Jul 16

Neuchâtel, 16.07.2019 - With a total of 5.2 million m3, 11% more timber was harvested in 2018 than in the previous year. The clear increase is above all due to a severe bark beetle infestation resulting from a summer drought and damage from winter storms at the start of 2018.

Environment - Jun 26

During its meeting on 26 June 2019, the Federal Council held a discussion on a sustainable Swiss financial centre. It sees great opportunities for innovation and competitiveness in this area and has decided to set up a working group to carry out various investigations.

Environment - Nov 26, 2018

Bern, 26.11.2018 - President Alain Berset and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard will attend the next UN climate conference being held in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14 December. The international community will gather to draw up guidelines on implementing the Paris climate agreement, to be known as the Paris Rulebook.

Business - Jul 5, 2018

Securing Switzerland's living and economic environment: PLANAT updates strategy on natural hazards PLANAT updates strategy on natural hazards Bern, 05.07.2018 - The Federal Council has taken note of the updated strategy by the National Platform for Natural Hazards PLANAT on July 4th 2018.

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