Sustainable development

Switzerland implements the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Switzerland’s Country Report 2018

Publikation Bericht des Bundesrates generell

This voluntary national report shows the current stand of implementation of the 2030 Agenda by Switzerland at national and international level.

Switzerland’s initial steps towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Publikation Switzerland’s initial steps towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides an important reference framework for Switzerland.

Sustainable Development Strategy 2016-2019

Publikation Strategie Nachhaltige Entwicklung 2016 - 2019

In its Sustainable Development Strategy, the Federal Council sets out the areas on which its sustainability policy will focus.

Tour of Switzerland - Best practices in sustainable development

Publikation Rundgang durch die Schweiz


As part of the programme of cooperation between Switzerland and the Czech Republic, a Czech delegation visited Switzerland on a study trip.


Sustainable Development: A Brief Guide

Publikation Nachhaltige Entwicklung in Kürze

This brochure shows where Switzerland finds itself on the way to sustainable development.

Guidelines for sustainable development policy

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The guidelines for sustainable development policy are rooted in the Swiss Federal Constitution1, Arts. 2, 54, 73) as well as in important international sustainable development reference documents issued by the United Nations2 and the OECD.

Nachhaltigkeitsbeurteilung von Projekten auf der Ebene der Kantone und Gemeinden

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Um sich einen Überblick über die Situation in den Kantonen und Gemeinden hinsichtlich der NHB zu verschaffen, führte das ARE eine Bestandesaufnahme durch: Rund 60 Stellen der öffentlichen Hand, darunter 14 Kantone, wenden die NHB in unterschiedlicher Ausprägung an.

Sustainable development in Switzerland – A guide

Publikation Nachhaltige Entwicklung in der Schweiz – ein Wegweiser

The present publication provides an overview of the concept of sustainable development and how it is being implemented in Switzerland. It is intended to be used as a guide to this complex field.

Tourismus und Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Publikation Tourismus und Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Nachhaltiger Tourismus in der Schweiz: Wie dies geht, illustriert eine neue Publikation des Bundesamts für Raumentwicklung ARE. Sie richtet sich an Gemeinden, Kantone und Tourismusorganisationen, die ihre Angebote nachhaltiger ausrichten wollen.

Sustainable Development Strategy 2012-2015

Publication Sustainable Development Strategy 2012-2015

The Federal Council adopted its new Sustainable Development Strategy. The Strategy now forms part of the Federal Council's legislative planning. It is designed to ensure continuity, and also contains a revised Action Plan.

Evaluation Strategie Nachhaltige Entwicklung 2008 – 2011

Publikation Evaluation Strategie Nachhaltige Entwicklung 2008 - 2011

Die vorliegende Evaluation dient als Basis für den ab Anfang 2011 geplanten Prozess zur Erneuerung der Strategie respektive des Aktionsplans.

Sustainable Development - Pocket statistics 2009

Publikation Nachhaltige Entwicklung - Taschenstatistik 2009

The Pocket Statistics 2009 shows by means of a series of indicators where Switzerland finds itself on the path towards sustainable development. The indicators stem from the system of indicators to monitor sustainable development in Switzerland (MONET), which serves as an information basis for the general public and policy makers.

UEFA EURO 2008 Sustainability Report

Publikation Nachhaltigkeitsbericht UEFA EURO 2008

Issued by the two host nations, Austria and Switzerland, in cooperation with Euro 2008 SA along with the eight host cities: Basle, Berne, Geneva, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich.

Sustainable Development Strategy: Guidelines and Action Plan 2008–2011

Publikation Strategie Nachhaltige Entwicklung: Leitlinien und Aktionsplan 2008-2011

Since 1997, the Federal Council has operated a Sustainable Development Strategy as the basis for implementing its constitutional task of sustainable development in Switzerland.

Switzerland’s ecological footprint

Publikation Der ökologische Fussabdruck der Schweiz

Switzerland’s ecological footprint currently measures 4,7 global hectares per capita. Our country’s biocapacity, however, is a mere 1.6 global hectares per capita.

National Promotion of Local Agenda 21 in Europe

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Since June 2004, the ARE has also been involved in a European network of national agencies responsible for promoting local initiatives – the European Local Action 21 Roundtable – founded at the Fourth European Conference of Sustainable Cities and Towns in Aalborg (Aalborg+10).

Quality criteria for a sustainable development process

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The slogan “Think globally, act locally” is eminently applicable: Each public authority develops its own process, which takes account of the area’s own particular geographical, cultural, political, economic, social and environmental circumstances.

Sustainable Development Strategy 2002

Publication Sustainable Development Strategy 2002

In its «Sustainable Development Strategy 2002», which is based on the
groundwork laid by the IDARio, the Federal Council has approved ten
action areas, with a total of 22 measures.

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