Climate change abroad

New publication: Climate change abroad – risks and opportunities for Switzerland

19.02.2020 – As an internationally networked country, Switzerland is indirectly affected by the consequences of climate change abroad. The FOEN publication «Climate change abroad - risks and opportunities for Switzerland» shows how global climate change is affecting Switzerland.

Environment in Europe

The Environment in Europe – State and Outlook 2020

04.12.2019 – The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published its report “The Environment in Europe – State and Outlook 2020 (SOER 2020)”. Europe is facing sustained problems in areas such as loss of biodiversity, resource use, effects of climate change and environmental risks to health and well-being.

Climate change

Adaptation to climate change - Pilot programme phase II

The climate is changing and Switzerland needs to adapt to the impacts. The Swiss Confederation has drawn up a corresponding strategy. It aims to minimise risks and seize opportunitiess. The adaptation strategy also encompasses an extensive pilot programme. Innovative projects specifically help cantons, regions and municipalities to adapt to climate change.



Food Waste

Food waste in Switzerland

29.04.2019 - From farm to fork, huge quantities of food are thrown away, with 2.6 million tonnes being discarded in Switzerland every year.

The FOEN has collected data along the entire value chain. This information is being used as a basis for reducing food waste in Switzerland by 2030.


Landscape Award


The Aire renaturation project wins the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe

31.01.2019 – Switzerland has chosen the revitalisation of the River Aire as its entry for the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe. It is the first time the country has taken part in the competition. As a result of the project, the Aire is now not only a valuable habitat for plants and animals and a popular recreational space but also – thanks to the preservation of the old man-made channel – a place of cultural history.




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