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Wood Resource Policy

The aim of the Wood Resource Policy is to ensure that wood from Swiss forests is supplied, processed and used in a way that is sustainable and resource-efficient. In doing this, it makes a major contribution to forest, climate and energy policy.

At a glance


Forest Policy 2020

The federal government wants to create suitable framework conditions for sustainable, efficient and innovative forest management and ensure that the forest fulfils its diverse functions.

Features of Switzerland’s forest

One-third of Switzerland is covered by forest. The forest provides wood for construction, furniture and energy, offers protection from natural hazards, contributes largely to biodiversity and is a valuable recreational site for humans

Forest protection

The Confederation carries out prevention and control measures. It harmonises its activities with developments abroad and coordinates with the cantons and other actors at the national level.

Wood Resource Policy and Action Plan

The Wood Action Plan implements the Confederation’s resource policy. From 2009 to 2016, the action plan initiates and supports projects that deal with wood as a resource and its reuse.

Actual news

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