Transport accidents and environmental impact

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In 2022 mobility was responsible for 41% of CO2 emissions

In Switzerland transport emits more greenhouse gases than all households and industry together.

At a glance

Apart from various benefits for individuals, society and the economy, transport also has negative aspects. In 2022, approximately 270 people lost their lives in transport accidents in Switzerland. Furthermore, there is also its negative environmental impact. This includes the use of valuable energy resources as well as noise and air pollutants.

Key figures on transport accidents and environmental impact
Transport accidents
Persons killed in road accidents 241
    Change –59% 2000–2022
Persons killed in rail accidents 21 2022
Persons killed in civil aviation accidents 4 2022
Consumption of resources and environmental impact
Share of transportation area in settlement and urban area 30% 2013/18
Share of transport in the total final energy consumption 36% 2022
Share of transport1 in the total CO2 emissions 41% 2022
Share of persons affected2 by noise from roads during the day 13% 2015
1) Excl. international air transport
2) Persons affected at their place of residence, measured against the thresholds of the noise abatement ordinance (NAO)
Sources: FSO – Land use statistics (AREA); FEDRO, FSO – Road accidents (SVU); FOEN – GIS Noise database of Switzerland sonBase, Swiss emission information System (EMIS); FOT – National occurrence database; STSB – Aviation accident statistics

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