Green Economy

What is understood by the term “green economy”?

Definition of “Green Economy”

Political mandate for a green economy

The 2013 Green Economy Action Plan and its development in the period 2016-2019 are intended to provide targeted measures for supporting the voluntary commitment of business, science and society to conserving natural resources.

Green Economy Action Plan: priority areas

The measures for a green economy focus on the areas of consumption and production, waste and raw materials as well as cross-cutting instruments.


The aim of the dialogue is to reduce environmental impacts in Switzerland, close material cycles and increase Switzerland’s competitiveness.

International economic policies and the environment

The FOEN participates in international initiatives for the promotion of the green economy and shares its experience with other national programmes.

Further information

Last modification 04.10.2016

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