Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen, Switzerland
Federal Office for the Environment FOEN  
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 - 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
Environment

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 - Jul 3, 2018

Bern, 03.07.2018 - Switzerland now has a new nationwide surface runoff map, another important instrument for flood prevention. This hazard causes up to 50% of the damage from flooding. The map was produced jointly by the public and private sectors.

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.

Environment - Jun 20, 2018

Bern, 20.06.2018 - At its meeting on 20 June 2018, the Federal Council adopted Switzerland's country report on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report shows that Switzerland has already firmly established the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in its policies, although challenges still remain.




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