- Submitted by: Switzerland
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: Switzerland
- Date of completion: 2010
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Swiss Cleantech Masterplan
Description/achievement of initiativeThe Swiss Cleantech Masterplan (SCMP) is an instrument created by the Federal Council to encourage innovation in cleantech companies in Switzerland.
Source: Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), Switzerland
Cleantech provides a huge opportunity for innovation and manufacturing in Switzerland, a means of creating jobs and maintaining living standards. At the same time, efficient and clean technologies play an important role in meeting global challenges such as climate change, depletion of natural resources or increasing environmental pollution. For this reason, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA) and the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) worked together to draft the Swiss Cleantech Masterplan (SCMP). With this plan, the federal government seeks to make Swiss cleantech companies more innovative by encouraging close cooperation between scientific, business, government and political stakeholders. Furthermore Cleantech's main objectives are leading position in cleantech research, considerable progress in knowledge and technology transfer and leading position in cleantech products and services.