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.



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


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.



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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.


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