MONET 2030: Biodiversity related expenditure

SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Excerpt from Swiss target 15.a: Funds for the benefit of biodiversity from all sources will be considerably increased. […]

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows direct federal biodiversity related expenditure. This expenditure denotes the financial effort the Swiss Confederation devotes to protecting and maintaining biodiversity. Biodiversity is the basis of life and provides many essential services to our society that need to be protected for future generations. Increasing this spending is therefore a step towards sustainable development.

Help for interpretation
This indicator only presents a portion of biodiversity related expenditure. It does not take into account direct expenditure at cantonal and communal level (some CHF 400 million), or the spending of businesses and NGOs. Furthermore, the indicator does not take into account public expenditure on tasks other than biodiversity but which have a positive effect on biodiversity (estimated to be around CHF 250 million).

.International comparability:
This indicator represents a portion of the expenditure reported under Aichi Biodiversity Target 20 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).



This indicator presents the expenditure of the Swiss confederation in millions of Swiss francs directly related to the protection of biodiversity. Activities that have a favourable impact on biodiversity but which are primarily intended for other purposes are excluded.

The data are from the state financial statements of the Federal Finance Administration (FFA). The shares of credit lines that concern biodiversity are based on exact expenditure linked to direct payments (agricultural subsidies and payments for ecosystem services), or contracts with local governments or other enforcement bodies.


Excerpt from Swiss target 15.a: Funds for the benefit of biodiversity from all sources will be considerably increased. […]

International target 15.a: Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems.


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