National Railway Infrastructure Development Programme – Message 2026
Working on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, we updated Switzerland’s environmental footprints for the period 2000 to 2018. These measure the global environmental impact of Swiss final demand. We used a new method for calculating environmental footprints that combines an environmentally extended input-output model with life cycle assessment. Our study shows how relevant the consumption areas of food, housing and mobility are, and that most environmental impacts occur abroad.