Sustainability, Infrastructure and Energy
Smart initiatives, modern infrastructure and energy security are key for the future
The security, efficiency and cost of both digital and physical infrastructure are the backbone of Switzerland’s economic and social development. COVID-19 has thrown into focus the importance of a modern, forward-thinking, functional infrastructure, particularly in the areas of digital communications, energy supply and smart initiatives. To drive digitalisation, develop its infrastructure and broaden and secure its energy supply Switzerland needs to create the conditions that promote innovation for tomorrow’s world. Government incentives to create smart cities and smart farming enable the benefits of digitalisation to be experienced by all, help to mitigate climate change and boost sustainability. Research into and development of climate-friendly products, systems and processes can give a small, export-oriented country like Switzerland effective means to combat climate change.
Here are what policymakers and businesses need to do to help Switzerland modernise its infrastructure, broaden and secure its energy supply and power up its sustainability credentials in the future.