Swiss env Law

Swiss Environmental Law

The present brochure gives you an overview of the wide range of Swiss environmentallegislation which has been developed over the decades. A comprehensive view of national and relevant international legislation and the interdependencies between the two is presented. Innovative graphics help to explain the abstract world of the law in visual form. 

At a glance


The FOEN’s ongoing and planned legislative projects

Overview of the FOEN’s ongoing and planned environmental legislative projects from 2016 to 2021 (as of 1 April 2016).

Aarhus Convention

The Aarhus Convention governs access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental issues. Switzerland has been a party to this convention since 1 June 2014.

Programme agreements in the area of the environment

Since 2008, the federal government and cantons have set common environmental goals and measures every four years through programme agreements.

Actual news

All news

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To the Federal Administration News Portal

https://www.bafu.admin.ch/content/bafu/en/home/topics/law.html