IPBES publishes first global assessment of biodiversity

Biodiversity is our very basis of life. The IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services sheds light on the significant loss of species and plant diversity over the past 50 years.

The most important recommendations of the report



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.


Environmental report

Environment Switzerland 2018

The report of the Federal Council provides an overview of the current state and development of the environment in our country. It assesses the measures implemented by the federal authorities to improve the quality of the environment and identifies areas in which further action is required.

Global warming


IPCC special report on global warming

08.10.2018 - In order to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, the world needs to achieve carbon neutrality around 2050. This will require a rapid and drastic reduction in emissions, the use of technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere, and changes in habits.

IPCC report

Environmental Footprints

New publication «Environmental Footprints of Switzerland»

This study shows the development of Switzerland’s consumption-based environmental impact from 1996 to 2015 (environmental footprints). Switzerland’s resulting footprints are not in line with the planetary boundaries, and while the share of the environmental impact caused within the country is decreasing, the share of the impact caused abroad is sharply rising.



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



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