Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

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Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen

Environment - Mar 14

The population appreciates the landscape around it, but it continues to be under pressure. Without additional measures, the quality of the landscape as defined by the Federal Council in the Swiss Landscape Concept (SLC) will not be achieved. These are the main findings of the Swiss Landscape Monitoring program. The latest results of this program are published by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL).

Environment - Dec 1, 2022

Healthy soils are essential for quality of life: they are the basis for agriculture, for trees, gardens and parks. During heavy rainfall, they soak up rainwater, and on hot days they cool the air. Soils need to be treated with care if they are to perform their many functions. To mark International Soil Day on December 5, 2022, public authorities, agricultural representatives, nature conservation organizations, and experts from science and spatial planning are committed to preserving soils in urban areas.

Health - Nov 10, 2022

The -Swiss Antibiotic Resistance Report 2022- reveals that both doctors and veterinarians have prescribed ever fewer antibiotics in recent years. It has also been possible to put the brakes on resistance rates for the time being. In order to ensure the effectiveness of antibiotics in the long term and to curb the development of resistance, the Federal Council launched a national Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR) in 2015. The jointly initiated measures are gradually producing results in Switzerland in all areas. Nevertheless, resistance rates continue to increase at a global level.

Environment - Nov 23, 2022

During its meeting on 23 November 2022, the Federal Council adopted the implementing ordinance on climate disclosures for large Swiss companies, and brought it into force as of 1 January 2024.

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