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Swiss embassies and their measures

Many Swiss embassies are actively endeavouring to achieve greater sustainability through their everyday activities. Every embassy is implementing various measures. A selection of embassies and the measures they are implementing is set out below.

World map with six continents (Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, North America, South America, without Antarctica).
World map with six continents (without Antarctica). (© FDFA)

Africa

Country

Measures

Algiers, Algeria

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, reduction of energy used for heating and cooling, use of sun exposure and shadowing, double and triple glazing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, walking to work, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Cairo, Egypt

Photovoltaic systems, Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, double and triple glazing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, use of video conferencing, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Energy-saving bulbs, staff training, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, reducing the use of paper

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, implementation of other energy-saving measures, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, car pooling, cycling to work, electric bikes, use of videoconferencing, active water management, raising staff awareness about water management, active waste management, composting, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Nairobi, Kenya

Photovoltaic systems, battery storage devices, procurement of renewable electricity, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, implementation of other energy-saving measures, use of sun exposure and shadowing, greenery on façades and roofs, double and triple glazing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, active water management, use of rainwater, water recycling, active waste management, recycling, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Pretoria, South Africa

Photovoltaic systems, procurement of renewable electricity, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, use of sun exposure and shadowing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, shared taxis, use of videoconferencing, active water management, water-saving fittings, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Asia

Country

Measures

Beijing, China

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, greenery on façades and roofs, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, cycling to work, electric bikes, walking to work, active waste management, recycling, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

New Delhi, India

Solar energy systems, use of energy-efficient devices, staff training, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, communications activities on climate and energy, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, car sharing, use of videoconferencing, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper, composting, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Tokyo, Japan

Photovoltaic systems, procurement of renewable electricity, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, implementation of other energy-saving measures, staff training, blinds instead of cooling systems, double or triple glazing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, electric cars, cycling to work, avoiding flying, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, walking to work, reducing the use of paper

Doha, Qatar

Energy-saving bulbs, staff training, double or triple glazing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, car pooling, cycling to work, walking to work, avoiding flying, reduced garden irrigation, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Manila, Philippines

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, walking to work

Seoul, Republic of Korea

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, staff training, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, electric cars, avoiding flying, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Bangkok, Thailand

Photovoltaic systems, procurement of renewable electricity, solar energy systems, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, cycling to work, walking to work, use of videoconferencing, use of rainwater, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, implementation of other energy-saving measures, staff training, communications activities on climate and energy, building certification, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, active water management, water recycling, active waste management, recycling, composting, reducing the use of paper

Australia and Oceania

Country

Measures

Canberra, Australia

Photovoltaic systems, procurement of renewable electricity, solar energy systems, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, implementation of other energy-saving measures, staff training, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, communications activities on climate and energy, reduction of energy used for heating and cooling, use of sun exposure and shadowing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, cycling to work, electric bikes, avoiding flying, active water management, use of rainwater, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Europe

Country

Measures

Copenhagen, Denmark

Procurement of renewable electricity, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, electric bikes, cycling to work, walking to work, reduced garden irrigation, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Berlin, Germany

Procurement of renewable electricity, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, cycling to work, walking to work, use of videoconferencing, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Paris, France

Energy-saving bulbs, staff training, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, avoiding flying, active waste management, recycling, composting, reducing the use of paper

Vienna, Austria

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, eco-driving, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Stockholm, Sweden

Procurement of renewable electricity, energy-saving bulbs, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, car pooling, use of videoconferencing, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper

London, United Kingdom

Energy-saving bulbs, implementation of other energy-saving measures, staff training, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, cycling to work, avoiding flying, use of videoconferencing, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Moscow, Russia

Use of energy-efficient devices, implementation of other energy-saving measures, staff training, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, communications activities on climate and energy, reduction of energy used for heating and cooling, use of sun exposure and shadowing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, cycling to work, electric bikes, avoiding flying, active water management, use of rainwater, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity.

North America

Country

Measures

San José, Costa Rica

Procurement of renewable electricity, compensation of emissions, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, building certification, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Havana, Cuba

Use of sun exposure and shadowing, double and triple glazing, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, shared taxis, avoiding flying, composting, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

San Francisco, USA

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, staff training, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, avoiding the use of service vehicles, car pooling, water-saving fittings, active waste management, recycling, composting, reducing the use of paper

Washington DC, USA

Use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, implementation of other energy-saving measures, staff training, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, avoiding the use of service vehicles, use of video conferencing, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

South America

Country

Measure

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, communications activities on climate and energy, avoiding the use of service vehicles, car pooling, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Brasilia, Brazil

Photovoltaic systems, procurement of renewable electricity, solar energy systems, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, communications activities on climate and energy, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, electric cars, reduced garden irrigation, recycling, composting, reducing the use of paper, protecting and encouraging biodiversity

Santiago, Chile

Solar energy systems, use of energy-efficient devices, energy-saving bulbs, staff training, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, communications activities on climate and energy, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, avoiding the use of service vehicles, cycling to work, avoiding flying, reduced garden irrigation, active waste management, recycling, reducing the use of paper

Lima, Peru

Energy-saving bulbs, implementation of other energy-saving measures, staff training, organisation of awareness-raising campaigns, maintenance of heating and cooling systems, avoiding flying, reducing the use of paper, protecting and promoting biodiversity

Last update 26.01.2022