Switzerland's performance in fighting pollution is among the best of any OECD country. But it is faced with numerous environmental challenges from agriculture and from unsustainable consumption patterns in transport, recreational activities, and land use. This comprehensive report makes a series of recommendations for further strengthening Switzerland's environmental policy in such areas as environmental management, air, noise, water, nature/landscapes/biodiversity, agriculture and international co-operation.
Table of contents:
1. Conclusions and Recommendations -Environemntal Management -Towards Sustainable Development -International Co-operation 2. Air, Noise, and Water -Recommendations -Conclusions -Objectives -Air Pollution -Noise -Water Management 3. Nature, Landscapes, and Biodiversity -Recommendations -Conclusions -Biodiversity and Landscape Features -Objectives -Protective Measures and Outcomes -Nature, Landscapes and Biodiversity in Spatial Planning and Forestry Management 4. Environmental-Economic Interface -Recommendations -Conclusions -Decoupling of Environmental Pressures and Economic Growth -Institutional Integration and Sustainable Development -Integration via the Market -Integration of Environmental in Sectoral Policies: Energy, Transport -Expenditure on Protection of the Environemnt and Financing -Institutional Environmental Framework -Implementation of Environmental Policies 5. Environment and Agriculture -Recommendations -Conclusions -Evaluation of Environmental Performance -Better Management of Farm Inputs -Reducing the Negative Effects -Increasing the Postive Effects of Agriculture -The Agro-Food Sector and Consumer Expectations 6. Environment-Social Interface -Recommendations -Conclusions -Environmental Democracy -Health and the Environment 7. International Co-operation -Recommendation -Conclusions -Objectives -Climate Change -Transboundary Pollution -Trade and Environment -Regional Issues -Official Development Assistance -Multilateral Co-operation References -Selected Environmental Data -Selected Economic Data -Selected Social Data -Selected Multilateral Agreements (Worldwide) -Selected Multilateral Agreements (Regional) -Abbreviations -Physical Context -Selected Environmental Websites