The environment, energy and health policy areas are closely interlinked and have a highly international dimension. Challenges in these areas cannot usually be solved at national level, but require international cooperation. Time and again we see that the problems facing us – such as climate change – can only be solved with a global approach.
The policy areas of sustainability, environment, energy and health are therefore central themes for Switzerland, which is a highly interconnected nation. The FDFA identifies the challenges in these areas in a timely manner, makes full use of its scope of action and contributes to finding solutions.
The Environment, Energy and Health Section coordinates and shapes Switzerland's international commitment in these areas, working closely with the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications and the Federal Department of Home Affairs.
Sustainability, environment, energy, health, education, science, transports and space