Economics Section

This section

  • works towards a resource-conserving and future-proof economy;
  • works on issues concerning the economic efficiency of environmental policy and on the economic value of environmental capital;
  • evaluates the effects of environmental policy measures on the environment, economy and society;
  • is responsible for the development and implementation of environment policy instruments, in particular the VOC incentive tax, according to the Environmental Protection Act;
  • develops the basis for further important components of market-based environmental policy, such as the avoidance of misdirected incentives, and to design funding flows more sustainably;
  • supports the federal office in all matters concerning environmental economics and
  • collaborates closely with other federal offices on questions of integrating environmental concerns into economic and financial policy.

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Personnel

Rolf Gurtner

Rolf Gurtner
Position:
head of section
Tel.: +41 58 462 57 25
E-mail: rolf.gurtner@bafu.admin.ch

Andreas Hauser
Position:
deputy head of section
Responsibilities:
Development of targets for more sustainable consumption and production systems
Tel.: +41 58 462 79 15
E-mail: andreas.hauser@bafu.admin.ch

Juliet Blum
Responsibilities: Sustainable Finance
Tel.: +41 58 467 30 95
E-mail: juliet.blum@bafu.admin.ch

Jan-Aaron Klaassen
Responsibilities: Market-based instruments: enforcement and further development of the incentive tax on volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Sustainable Finance
Tel.: +41 58 461 44 42
E-mail: jan-aaron.klaassen@bafu.admin.ch

Niklas Nierhoff
Responsibilities: Environmental policy instruments and measurement of progress
Tel.: +41 58 466 79 15
E-mail: niklas.nierhoff@bafu.admin.ch

Philipp Röser
Responsibilities: Ex-ante evaluation (economic assessment of environmental measures) , regulatory costs and benefits
Tel.: +41 58 469 76 28
E-mail: philipp.roeser@bafu.admin.ch

Lilith Wernli
Responsibilities:
Ex-post evaluations
Tel.: +41 58 464 16 71
E-mail: lilith.wernli@bafu.admin.ch

 

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Economics and Innovation Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 463 03 66
Fax: +41 58 462 99 81

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