BAFU-Direktor Marc Chardonnens (rechts) und der stellvertretende Generalsekretär der OECD, Masamichi Kono, präsentierten den 3. Umweltprüfbericht der OECD am 27.11.2017 in Bern den Medien.

Switzerland’s international environmental performance review: mixed results

The OECD’s 3rd Environmental Performance Review of Switzerland shows that despite progress, Switzerland still has a very high environmental impact. FOEN Director Marc Chardonnens (right) and OECD Deputy Secretary-General Masamichi Kono presented the review to the media on 27 November 2017 in Bern.

Media Release of 27.11.2017


Fight against mercury: first Minamata Convention conference in Geneva

30.09.2017 - The first Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Minamata Convention will take place from 24 to 29 September 2017. This convention has been in force since 16 August 2017. It is a key step in the global fight against mercury poisoning. On 30 September 2017, the approximately 150 States decided to base the Convention in Geneva.

At a glance

Climate Change

Engaging in international negotiations and processes for the operationalisation of the Paris Agreement. Development of scientific bases.

Biological Diversity

Strengthening synergies and ensuring a coherent implementation of the biodiversity-related international instruments

Chemicals & Waste

Developing a comprehensive, coherent, effective and efficient international regime for chemicals

Green Economy & Sustainable Finance

Strengthening international engagement for enhanced governance, transparency and responsibility

Reports at the international level

As a member of the European Environment Agency, the OECD and the UN (UNECE, UNEP), Switzerland participates in the publication of international environment reports.

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