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Environment of Switzerland

In Switzerland, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 40.4% of the total energy use. Switzerland emits 4.6 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Switzerland is 1263.


Total land area of Switzerland is 41,277 km2 (approx. 15,937 mi²). 12540 km2 of Switzerland's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 30% of all the land in the country.

Issues Switzerland faces

Currently Switzerland faces various issues, including air pollution from vehicle emissions and open-air burning, acid rain, water pollution from increased use of agricultural fertilizers, loss of biodiversity.