Civil Federal Administration

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The Civil Federal Administration, with its 23,000 full-time employees, assists the Federal Council and the Parliament in their work. It maintains relations between states, creates good general conditions for society and the economy, provides national infrastructures, ensures the security of the state and citizens, and, as an independent judiciary, guarantees the application and implementation of Swiss law.

Energy and climate

In 2019, the Federal Council decided to further reduce the Federal Administration’s greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the Energy Strategy 2050. In order to achieve this, it adopted the Federal Administration’s climate package. The aim of this package is that by the end of 2030 the Civil Federal Administration should have reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent compared with the base year 2006. The emissions disclosed will be fully offset.


Under the EEC initiative, the Civil Federal Administration has pledged to meet the following targets:

1. Increasing energy efficiency

Benchmark: 2018/2019

  • Target for 2026: +13%
  • Target for 2030: +20%

2. Switching to renewable energies

Thermal energy and fuels

  • Target for 2026: 32% renewables
  • Target for 2030: 33% renewables


All the Civil Federal Administration’s electricity already comes from renewable sources.

3. Producing green power


  • Production in 2021: 2.2GWh
  • Target for 2026: +25.5GWh
  • Target for 2030: +9.6GWh


Like all the participants, the Civil Federal Administration has undertaken to implement the joint measures. In addition, the Civil Federal Administration is also implementing the following individual measure:

1. LEDs in national road tunnels
ASTRA; 2030: 250 tunnels retrofitted

Further information

Up-to-date information on the implementation status of this participant’s targets and measures is published in our Energy and Climate Report. The Civil Federal Administration also provides information on its own website about its commitments in the area of energy and climate.