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Topic Economy and consumption

Economy and Consumption: In Brief -

informs about the state of the environment and reveals the links between driving forces, pressures, environmental quality, impacts and responses.

Green Economy -

To maintain the natural foundations of life in Switzerland and throughout the world for current and future generations, natural resources must be used far more efficiently and in a way that ensures their conservation. The aim is to conserve resources and simultaneously strengthen the Swiss economy.

Sustainable Finance -

Humans are overexploiting natural resources with current economic models and consumption patterns. The transformation of the economy into a more resource-efficient (green) economy is inevitable, but comes with huge financing needs around the world. Therefore , renewable energies as well as resource-efficient infrastructures, technologies, and production and consumption models need to be financed promptly and cost-efficiently.


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More information is available in German and French.

Contact: wirtschaft@bafu.admin.ch
Last updated on: 09.10.2015

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