2030 Sustainable Development Strategy

Publikation Strategie Nachhaltige Entwicklung 2030

The strategy sets priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for 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.

Guidelines for sustainable development policy


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.

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.

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.

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


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).

1987: Brundtland Report

Publikation Bundtlandbericht

In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), which had been set up in 1983, published a report entitled «Our common future». The document came to be known as the «Brundtland Report» after the Commission's chairwoman, Gro Harlem Brundtland. It developed guiding principles for sustainable development as it is generally understood today.