Focal Point
Mr. Daniel Ziegerer
Deputy Head of Section
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Side Events at Rio+20

Green economy Practices/Policies/Initiatives in Switzerland
  • CO2 Act
    The CO2 Act entered into effect in 2000 and forms the central pillar of Swiss climate policy.
  • Incentive Tax on Volatile Organic Compounds
    The ordinance regarding the incentive-tax on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) entered into force in 1998, and the tax has been levied from 2000 onwards.
  • Performance-related Heavy Vehicle Fee (HVF)
    The HVF is the central pillar of the Swiss policy to transfer freight from road to rail.
  • Swiss Cleantech Masterplan
    The Swiss Cleantech Masterplan (SCMP) is an instrument created by the Federal Council to encourage innovation in cleantech companies in Switzerland.
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