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Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE

The ARE is the federal government's specialist authority on issues concerning spatial development, mobility policy, and sustainable development.

Sustainable Development Strategy

Landscape with river, roads, agricultural and settlement areas in Switzerland

Sustainable Development Strategy

In its 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, the Federal Council outlines the priorities it intends to set to implement the 2030 Agenda over the next ten years.



EUSALP - Swiss Presidency 2023

The EU-Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) aims at strengthening the cooperation between Alpine regions and countries.



Sustainable development

The Confederation promotes sustainable development within its own field of activities and supports cantons, municipalities and other players in their endeavour to develop sustainably

Illustration PAV 4g web Micha Rindisbacher


An energy- and space-efficient transport system that also caters for the country's social and economic needs is the key to future mobility.


Alpine Convention

The Alpine Convention is the world's first treaty under international law designed to protect a mountain region.

Press releases


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