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Environmental law

Access to the current environmental law.

All legal texts are available in French, German and Italian. Some key texts have already been translated into English or their translation is in course. Please note that English translations are provided for information purposes only and have no legal force. If an English version of a text exists, the links under the following headings will lead you automatically to it. Otherwise, the link takes you to the German version. To obtain the French and Italian versions, change the language of the page in the upper right hand corner.

All legal texts are available in French, German and Italian. Some key texts have already been translated into English or their translation is in course. Please note that English translations are provided for information purposes only and have no legal force. If an English version of a text exists, the links under the following headings will lead you automatically to it. Otherwise, the link takes you to the German version. To obtain the French and Italian versions, change the language of the page in the upper right hand corner.


1. FOEN legislative projects

For an overview of ongoing and planned FOEN legislative projects from 2012 to 2017 see the table published by the Legal Division (as of 1 April 2012).

 PDF
Rechtsetzungsprogramm BAFU 2014-2019
(in german)
04.04.2014 | 349 kB | PDF


2. Summaries of federal environmental regulations

Swiss Environmental Law - A brief guide. 2013
Panorama des Umweltrechts - Kompendium der Umweltschutzvorschriften des Bundes (Gesetze, Verordnungen, Staatsverträge). 4. Auflage 2005. 2005

3. Legislation in the EU

Link-Datenbank EU-Umweltrecht - (german and french)

4. International environmental law

6. Access to general legislation

The Systematic Compilation (SR), the Official Compilation (AS) and the Federal Gazette (BBl) are managed by the Federal Chancellery. Please note that, as the SR is not updated on a daily basis, amendments to legislation may not yet have been incorporated.

Classified Compilation (externer Link, neues Fenster) - Complete compilation available in German, French and Italian. You can get to the existing English versions by clicking on the links listed under Current environmental law.

Classified Compilation (externer Link, neues Fenster) - Existing English translations of Swiss federal Law

Bundesblatt (externer Link, neues Fenster) - (Federal Gazette) available in German, French and Italian

LexFind (externer Link, neues Fenster) - Portal to the legislation of the Cantons and the Swiss Confederation (site of the Institute of Federalism of the University of Fribourg)

Disclaimer

No liability is assumed for any errors or omissions. Only the printed SR and AS editions are legally binding. English is not an official language of the Swiss Conferderation. English translations are provided for information purposes only and have no legal force.


Contact: recht@bafu.admin.ch
Last updated on: 12.04.2013

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