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Strategic tasks

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Know-how for environmental protection, conservation and climate action

Beyond the priority area of funding, ZUG establishes centres of excellence, applied research labs and advisory services, and operates these on behalf of the Federal Government. We see ourselves as a thought leader, promoting innovative, integrated approaches for environmental protection, conservation and climate action, and offering our clients consulting services based on our strategic expertise. We develop knowledge platforms and know-how, network stakeholders together, and work them to create new ideas and solutions.

Our topics range from Power-to-X (PtX) technologies and climate change mitigation in energy-intensive industries through to practical implementation of EU environmental and climate policy, and on to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in environmental protection, conservation and climate action. This page presents an overview of our current assignments in our strategy and consulting business segment.

Our centres of excellence and projects


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PtX Lab Lausitz

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