The Environmental Protection Act (EPA, Art. 41a) and the CO2 Act (Art. 3 para. 4) enable the Confederation to conclude agreements with sectors of the economy.
These agreements are concluded only with whole sectors of the economy (industries). They contain, for example, quantitative reduction targets of pollutants or greenhouse gases and define principles of efficient use, the recycling of a pollutant (good practice), and the disposal or introduction of new technologies.
In the field of climate, the following agreements have been concluded:
The Environmental Protection Act also empowers the cantons to conclude such agreements with sectors of the economy.
Last modification 28.09.2018