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.
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.
As an Alpine country, Switzerland has a long tradition of avalanche protection. This tradition has recently been added to UNESCO's Intangible World Cultural Heritage List. What is the FOEN’s role in managing avalanches as a natural hazard and what does it do to help keep people safe? Vice-Director Paul Steffen has the answers.
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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