New Website

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The FOEN’s new website is live

The new website of the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN went live on 24th of January 2017. New features include an improved layout with bigger fonts and more images and responsive web design, which automatically adapts the website for viewing on different devices (desktop, tablet, smartphone). 

We would be delighted to receive your
feedback about the new FOEN website!

World Soil Day

The hidden functions of Alpine soils

For World Soil Day on 5th December 2016, the FOEN is presenting nine short films. They feature experts from Austria, France and Switzerland who explain the functions of soils in the Alps.

Watch them now!

Magazine «environment»

Magazine «environment»

The magazine «environment» is published quartely in German, French and in Italian (online). Each issue focuses on a specific theme, presenting the latest knowledge in the field and providing keys to acting more sustainably.



Critical Loads of Nitrogen and their Exceedances


Swiss contribution to the effects-oriented work under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (UNECE). 2016

More about the FOEN


Environmental reports

Environmental reports provide an overview of the environment's status, trends and prospects in Switzerland



The indicators illustrate the changes and state of the environment using a selection of parameters.


Web-GIS of the FOEN

Internet platform for location-based information, data and services on the basis of maps.

Magazine «environment»

The magazine «environment» is published quartely in German, French and in Italian (online).

Social Media & Newsletter

Would you like to be kept informed of what is happening at the FOEN? You can find out quickly and easily via the following channels.

Press releases


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To the Federal Administration News Portal