The Federal Office for the Environment is the Swiss environmental agency, a division of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. It is responsible for matters of the environment, including the protection of plants and animals and the protection against noise, air pollution or natural hazards.
The Federal Office for Environmental Protection was founded in 1971. In 1989, it was merged with the Federal Office for Forests and Landscape Protection to form the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape. In 2006, it was fused with the Federal Office for Water and Geology and renamed Federal Office for the Environment.
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