EXPLAINED: What’s at stake in Switzerland’s pesticide referendum?

EXPLAINED: What’s at stake in Switzerland’s pesticide referendum?

On June 13th, Switzerland will go to the polls to decide five questions. One, a ban on pesticides, has already caused controversy.

Petrol prices in Switzerland to increase by up to 12 cents per litre

Petrol prices in Switzerland to increase by up to 12 cents per litre

Do you have a green thumb? Geneva wants you to start digging

Do you have a green thumb? Geneva wants you to start digging

Is Switzerland set to introduce a law banning food waste?

Is Switzerland set to introduce a law banning food waste?

Nestle to invest two million Swiss francs in recycled plastics

Nestle to invest two million Swiss francs in recycled plastics

Did you know? Two-thirds of Switzerland’s energy comes from renewables
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Did you know? Two-thirds of Switzerland’s energy comes from renewables

Shredding of live chicks to be banned in Switzerland from January 2020

Shredding of live chicks to be banned in Switzerland from January 2020

Geneva: 100 franc fines for single use plastics from January 1st

Geneva: 100 franc fines for single use plastics from January 1st

New cars may cost up to 10,000 francs more from 2020 under Swiss CO2 laws

New cars may cost up to 10,000 francs more from 2020 under Swiss CO2 laws

‘Parliament clearly failed’: Swiss papers react to Federal Council election outcome

‘Parliament clearly failed’: Swiss papers react to Federal Council election outcome

Credit Suisse to stop financing new coal-fired power plants

Credit Suisse to stop financing new coal-fired power plants

Switzerland tumbles down climate performance ratings

Switzerland tumbles down climate performance ratings

Inside Switzerland’s Beznau, Europe’s oldest nuclear power plant

Inside Switzerland’s Beznau, Europe’s oldest nuclear power plant

Can a referendum help save Switzerland’s fast-melting glaciers?
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Can a referendum help save Switzerland’s fast-melting glaciers?

What you need to know about Geneva’s new traffic rules
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What you need to know about Geneva’s new traffic rules

How Switzerland needs to change to prepare for the future
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How Switzerland needs to change to prepare for the future

CHF4000 for littering? New fines proposed to save Swiss cows

CHF4000 for littering? New fines proposed to save Swiss cows

Two Swiss retail giants to scrap free plastic bags

Two Swiss retail giants to scrap free plastic bags

Swiss glaciers shrink ten percent in five years

Swiss glaciers shrink ten percent in five years

Have your say: What are the most important issues in next week’s Swiss elections?

Have your say: What are the most important issues in next week’s Swiss elections?

From climate to health insurance: Why foreigners in Switzerland should care about the federal elections
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From climate to health insurance: Why foreigners in Switzerland should care about the federal elections

Should Switzerland impose strict annual quotas on air travel for each resident?

Should Switzerland impose strict annual quotas on air travel for each resident?

How ‘absurd’: The pure Swiss mountain air shipped to Asia’s polluted cities

How ‘absurd’: The pure Swiss mountain air shipped to Asia’s polluted cities

Mont Blanc: Roads closed as experts warn glacier may collapse

Mont Blanc: Roads closed as experts warn glacier may collapse

Petrol, flight prices set to increase under Swiss environmental proposal

Petrol, flight prices set to increase under Swiss environmental proposal

Swiss MPs vote for eco-friendly flight tax

Swiss MPs vote for eco-friendly flight tax

Swiss ‘glacier initiative’ collects 120,000 signatures

Swiss ‘glacier initiative’ collects 120,000 signatures

Climate protesters dye Zurich’s Limmat River ‘toxic green’

Climate protesters dye Zurich’s Limmat River ‘toxic green’

Switzerland boosts green goals with aim to go carbon neutral by 2050

Switzerland boosts green goals with aim to go carbon neutral by 2050

Swiss army accidentally pollutes protected lake with litres of oil

Swiss army accidentally pollutes protected lake with litres of oil

From Greens to populists: How the Swiss election is shaping up

From Greens to populists: How the Swiss election is shaping up

Opinion: Why the US should follow Switzerland’s lead on environmental policy

Opinion: Why the US should follow Switzerland’s lead on environmental policy

Is Switzerland bad for the environment?

Is Switzerland bad for the environment?

Geneva set to ban single-use plastics

Geneva set to ban single-use plastics

Swiss motorways to get 100 new electric vehicle charging stations

Swiss motorways to get 100 new electric vehicle charging stations

Urban sprawl vote: Swiss reject plan to freeze construction zones

Urban sprawl vote: Swiss reject plan to freeze construction zones

Explained: the referendum that aims to save the Swiss countryside

Explained: the referendum that aims to save the Swiss countryside

Swiss science: Real-time feedback makes hotel guests slash shower power

Swiss science: Real-time feedback makes hotel guests slash shower power

Record-breaking Swiss Alps postcard sends message against climate change

Record-breaking Swiss Alps postcard sends message against climate change

In pictures: spectacular images show beauty of Swiss wildlife

In pictures: spectacular images show beauty of Swiss wildlife

Electric cars must be made louder – even in peaceful Switzerland

Electric cars must be made louder – even in peaceful Switzerland

Swiss billionaire pledges to give $1 billion towards saving planet

Swiss billionaire pledges to give $1 billion towards saving planet

‘Year of extremes’ for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

‘Year of extremes’ for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

Switzerland is rapidly losing its snow (and climate change is probably to blame)

Switzerland is rapidly losing its snow (and climate change is probably to blame)

Switzerland’s first ‘solar highway’ a step closer to reality

Switzerland’s first ‘solar highway’ a step closer to reality

Anger over Swiss plans to widen streets for space-hungry SUVs

Anger over Swiss plans to widen streets for space-hungry SUVs

Swiss techno festival goes plastic free in 2018

Swiss techno festival goes plastic free in 2018

Switzerland experiencing the hottest summer since 1864

Switzerland experiencing the hottest summer since 1864

Don’t stress the wildlife, Swiss drone pilots warned

Don’t stress the wildlife, Swiss drone pilots warned

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

Swiss city hits hurdle in bid to ban plastic straws

Swiss city hits hurdle in bid to ban plastic straws

Balloon pilot fined ‘for scaring birds’ in nature reserve

Balloon pilot fined ‘for scaring birds’ in nature reserve

Swiss group calls for end to fossil fuel use by 2050

Swiss group calls for end to fossil fuel use by 2050

Basel police set to buy customised Tesla patrol cars

Basel police set to buy customised Tesla patrol cars

Swiss snow hares in climate change firing line: study

Swiss snow hares in climate change firing line: study

Air pollution: Geneva wants ban on old diesel cars

Air pollution: Geneva wants ban on old diesel cars

WWF’s ‘uncozy’ Christmas jumper goes down a storm

WWF’s ‘uncozy’ Christmas jumper goes down a storm

‘Losing all the glaciers in Switzerland is not that far away’

‘Losing all the glaciers in Switzerland is not that far away’

Swiss glaciers suffered ‘extreme’ melting in the past year

Swiss glaciers suffered ‘extreme’ melting in the past year

UN: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits new high

UN: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits new high

Hikers turn rubbish collectors in Swiss Alps

Hikers turn rubbish collectors in Swiss Alps

Swiss chocolatiers vow to make industry more sustainable

Swiss chocolatiers vow to make industry more sustainable

Swiss parliament green lights Paris climate accord

Swiss parliament green lights Paris climate accord

Study: Swiss want to have cake and eat it too

Study: Swiss want to have cake and eat it too

Zurich named ‘greenest’ city on the planet

Zurich named ‘greenest’ city on the planet

Report: Swiss are officially ‘good’ for the planet

Report: Swiss are officially ‘good’ for the planet

Lynx hurdles electric fence to escape Swiss animal park

Lynx hurdles electric fence to escape Swiss animal park

Environment behind 1/4 of deaths globally: WHO

Environment behind 1/4 of deaths globally: WHO

Switzerland fetes 100 years for national park

Switzerland fetes 100 years for national park

Pollution linked to ‘one in eight’ deaths in EU countries

Pollution linked to ‘one in eight’ deaths in EU countries

Clean-up of mercury pledged for Valais town

Clean-up of mercury pledged for Valais town

Swiss-based group laments ‘extinction crisis’

Swiss-based group laments ‘extinction crisis’

Switzerland comes top in tourism tables

Switzerland comes top in tourism tables

Swiss ecologists seek to curb immigration

Swiss ecologists seek to curb immigration

Swiss pilot makes history in solar plane

Swiss pilot makes history in solar plane

Hundreds march against nuclear power

Hundreds march against nuclear power

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Safety flaws found in Swiss nuclear sites

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Swiss count cost of street littering

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Solar plane heads abroad for first time

Beavers buzzing in Bernese waters

Beavers buzzing in Bernese waters

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Thousands protest against nuclear plants

Swiss signal end to nuclear power

Swiss signal end to nuclear power

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Solar plane aborts Paris flight

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‘Titanic subs’ to gauge Lake Geneva pollution

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Anti-nuclear camp cleared by police

Cell phones disturb bees’ buzz – study

Cell phones disturb bees’ buzz – study

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Basel chemical disaster: 25 years on

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Swiss want to reward ‘green’ behaviour

France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat

France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat

Take-off for sun-fuelled intercontinental flight

Take-off for sun-fuelled intercontinental flight

Swiss solar-powered plane to fly to desert

Swiss solar-powered plane to fly to desert

Swiss solar plane pilot in successful desert flight

Swiss solar plane pilot in successful desert flight

High winds ground Swiss solar plane’s flight

High winds ground Swiss solar plane’s flight