Politics and Strategy Division

The Politics and Strategy Division provides advice to the specialised divisions and management board on political processes and the handling of environmental issues in the Federal Council, Parliament and parliamentary committees.

The division:

  • is responsible for coordinating and verifying the quality of business matters for the attention of the FOEN management board, DETEC, the Federal Council and Parliament;
  • serves as the central point of contact for enquiries from the DETEC General Secretariat and Parliamentary Services on FOEN policy business;
  • coordinates the environmental assessment of federal infrastructure projects (with/without EIA wrequirement), cantonal structure plans, federal sectoral plans and concepts, and agglomeration programmes;
  • is responsible for the ongoing development of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO);
  • is responsible for supplying internal ethical advice during the decisionmaking process on value-sensitive areas.

Topic of the division:

Management:

Manuel Jakob

Manuel Jakob
Fonction: head of division

Susanne Schorta

Susanne Schorta Baumann
Position:
head of Political Affairs Section, deputy head of division

Thomas Baumann

Thomas Baumann
Position:
head of section EIA and Spatial Planning

Therese Etter-Roos
Position:
 direction of the administration & support team

Contact
Last modification 01.01.2023

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Politicts and Strategy Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Worblentalstrasse 68, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 462  48 36

E-mail

Print contact

https://www.bafu.admin.ch/content/bafu/en/home/das-bafu/abteilungen-und-sektionen-des-bafu/abteilung-politik-und-strategie.html