Federal government wants to accelerate sustainable development


Bern – The Federal Council has adopted an action plan to accelerate sustainable development. Over the next four years, the aim is to increase the tree population in urban and rural areas as well as people’s participation. Energy consultations for listed buildings are also subsidized.

The Federal Council has adopted a new action plan for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy. It applies for the years 2024 to 2027, the Federal Council announced in a press release. Among other things, the action plan envisages increasing the number of trees in rural and urban areas and planning photovoltaic systems for entire municipal areas. The plan also contains measures to promote people’s participation and energy consultations for listed buildings.

The background to the adoption of the action plan is an interim report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy. The strategy focuses on the three priorities of sustainable consumption and production, equal opportunities and social cohesion, and climate, energy and biodiversity. According to the press release, the federal government is “making good progress in some areas, but implementation is proceeding too slowly”. ce/hs