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Circular Economy and resource conservation

  • Published on February 2, 2022

The  Green Economy Action Plan and its reporting were discontinued in 2020. The ongoing work on the individual measures will continue on the basis of the current legal framework and political mandates. In future the focus should be more on improving resource efficiency and promoting the circular economy.

The Green Economy Action Plan and its reporting were discontinued in 2020. The ongoing work on the individual measures will continue on the basis of the current legal framework and political mandates.

In future the focus should be more on improving resource efficiency and promoting the circular economy. The federal council has asked the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) to submit proposals for a package of measures, with the involvement of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) and the Federal Department of Finance (FDF). These should give consideration to the interaction with relevant national and international developments. Relevant examples are developments at EU level (Green Deal) and parliamentary initiatives in Switzerland.

Despite efficiency gains, Switzerland is currently far from achieving the sustainable use of resources. As a result of the rising global consumption of resources, climate stability and ecosystems are at the limits of their resilience worldwide. Switzerland is contributing to this through its high consumption of resources per capita. Additional measures are essential so that future-proof, resource-conserving consumption and production models can be strengthened.


 

 

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