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Geneva Green Guide

Republic and Canton of Geneva - Department of Environment, Transport and Agriculture

Département du territoire 2 rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville Case Postale 3918 CH-1211 Geneva 3

Tel: 
(+41 22) 327 47 11
Fax: 
(+41 22) 327 01 00
Contact: 

Info-Service, 4 chemin de la Gravière, CH-1227 Les Acacias (Geneva), Tel: (+41 22) 327 47 11, Email: info-service-dt@etat.ge.ch

Description

The DT is responsible for the Canton of Geneva’s public policies on the environment, nature, agriculture, transport and mobility and land management. In terms of environmental affairs, the Department is in charge of areas relating to the natural environment, water, energy, air, waste and transport.

Organization: 
National and local government
Staff: 
570
Chief/Director: 
State Counselor: Robert Cramer
Activities: 

The DT prepares and implements the canton’s environmental legislation. It is particularly involved in issues of air quality and air pollution control; energy efficiency; water management and protection; waste management; ground, indoor and noise pollution; non-ionizing radiation; impact assessments; biodiversity; and protection against natural dangers. Among its priorities are:

  • the efficient use of energy;

  • the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions;
  • improving the management of water resources, and in particular protecting and rehabilitating rivers and improving wastewater treatment;
  • a significant reduction in the production of waste and an increase in recycling;
  • the promotion of “soft” mobility (walking and cycling);
  • the reduction of noise pollution.
Cooperation: 

The canton cooperates with a wide range of local, regional and international organizations.

Publications: 

Concept cantonal de l'environnement; Bilan de l'environnement; Plan de gestion des déchets 2003-2007; Plan de mesures de l'air 2003-2010; Plan directeur cantonal de l'énergie; Fiches Rivières; Guide PME et développement durable; various guides. See the website.

Keywords: 
health
agriculture & fisheries
consumption
climate change
disasters
wildlife
transport
ozone
law
land & landuse
freshwater
public awareness
information systems
wetlands
energy
chemicals
biological diversity
education
hazardous waste
forests
waste