Forest Policy

Forest Policy: objectives and measures 2021–2024

20.12.2021 - With this Forest Policy, the Swiss Confederation formulates provisions for the optimal coordination of the ecological, economic and social demands on the forest. It aims to ensure sustainable management of the forest and a sustainable wood supply and create favourable conditions for an efficient and innovative forestry and wood industry. 

Biological risks

Managing biological risks in contained systems

02.12.2021 – These enforcement aid on the roles, tasks and competencies of biosafety and/or biosecu-rity officers have been drawn up to assist companies in their activities involving ge-netically modified, pathogenic or alien organisms, i.e. in preventing the improper use of organisms. Specifically, this document supports the work of one or more indi-viduals designated as biosafety and/or biosecurity officers.

Hydrological Yearbook


Hydrological Yearbook of Switzerland 2020

31.8.2021 - The Hydrological Yearbook of Switzerland gives an overview of the hydrological situation in Switzerland. It shows the changes in water levels and discharge rates of lakes, rivers and ground- water and provides information on water temperatures and the physical and chemical properties of the principal rivers in Switzerland.

Climate change

Assessment Report on the Physical Science Basis for climate change

On August 9, the IPCC released its 6th Assessment Report on the Physical Science Basis for climate change. It confirms the contribution of man-made greenhouse gases to global warming and the link between climate change and increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

Assessment Report

Wood Resource Policy

Wood Resource Policy 2030

28.06.2021 - The Wood Resource Policy supports Switzerland’s sustainable development strategy. It makes significant contributions to forest, climate, energy and regional policy and other sectoral policies, and also to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.



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