Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen
Federal Office for the Environment FOEN   link
Affiliation: Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications
Environment - Dec 9, 2019
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 - Dec 6, 2019

During its meeting on 6 December 2019, the Federal Council once again discussed sustainability in the financial sector. It took note of the developments in this area and instructed the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) to examine, in close collaboration with the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), whether there is a need for regulatory action as regards transparency and risk analysis.

Environment - Sep 20, 2019

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, 2019

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 - Nov 13, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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.

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