Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN   link
Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen


Health - Nov 13

Antibiotic resistance is a silent pandemic. The main objective of the Swiss Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR) is to ensure the effectiveness of antibiotics for human and animal health over the long term. Since 2016, this strategy has been implemented by the federal authorities in collaboration with the cantons and other stakeholders, such as physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians and farmers. StAR comprises a wide variety of measures, with the key action areas being the prevention of infections and efforts to control resistance.

Environment - Jul 11

CO2 emissions from fuels (gasoline and diesel) decreased by 1.1 percent in 2022 compared to the previous year. Compared to 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, they decreased by over 8 percent. Emissions from fuels (primarily Él and gas) continued to decline in 2022 on a weather-adjusted basis; by 4.9 percent from the previous year. The main reasons for the decrease are improved energy efficiency of buildings and the increasing use of renewable energy for heating.

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