Three-year moratorium on 4G + and 5G in Geneva, Switzerland

Original title: Moratoire de trois ans sur la 4G+ et la 5G à Genève
Published: 27 February, 2020
Translated with Google, edited by Antoinette Janssen.


The Canton of Geneva is establishing a three-year moratorium on 4G + and 5G. The modification of the law on various constructions and installations provides that any new installation will be subject to authorization during this period.

This modification was accepted Thursday evening [February 27, 2020], by 60 yes, 35 no (in particular PLR [Parti libéral-radical]) and one abstention, without having been studied in committee despite three requests to this effect. State Councilor Antonio Hodgers, in charge of the Territory Department, however, noted the confusion that exists between 4G +, 5G and millimeter 5G, which is not yet deployed in Switzerland.

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“If you want, the state will refuse any antenna transformation for three years, but it will do so without a legal basis. There is a great risk of seeing this law broken by a court,” said the magistrate. And to recall that the canton introduced last year a moratorium on the installation of new antennas, but that the operators adapt their antennas to allow 4G +.


Divergent views

The moratorium adopted Thursday evening also aims to respond to the growing concern of the population, said the Green Party deputy Jean Rossiaud, first signatory of the piece of legislation, in the preamble. “The precautionary principle prevails in view of the absence of independent studies on the effects of this technology on health and biodiversity,” he said.

An opinion shared by the PDC [Parti Démocrate-Chrétien] Bertrand Buchs: “5G poses health problems, choice of society and security, given the possibilities of industrial espionage. The other countries have not yet installed 5G, we have time.” For MCG [Mouvement Citoyens Genevois] Patrick Dimier, the risk of intrusion into the private sphere is also great.

Opposed to a text which has not been studied in committee, the PLR [Parti libéral-radical] ​​wishes to know the economic risks of such a moratorium. “Technology must be framed but not countered,” argued Yvan Zweifel.


For a moratorium in Switzerland

Like the Canton of Neuchâtel, Geneva also asked Thursday evening for a moratorium on the deployment of millimeter 5G in Switzerland. Exercising its cantonal right of initiative, the Grand Council adopted a resolution to this effect on Thursday evening with 56 yes and 36 no.

The text also asks the Federal Assembly to carry out a national cadastre of the waves in collaboration with the cantons as well as to take into account their opinion and that of the municipalities when planning the coverage of the various networks on their territory.


Additonal information

§3b: January 15, 2020 –  Article on Prof. Lennart Hardell’s blog:
Letter on Expert evaluations on health risks from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) and 5G – Article about the fraud of Martin Röösli, director BERENIS, Switzerland, and member of ICNIRP   

§4. Einar Flydal – Leder for sveitsisk strålevernutvalg rapportert for svindel om 5G: Også Norden ført bak lysetAn in Norwegian language written, analysing article, related with §3b, prof. Hardell’s Letter on Expert evaluations on health risks from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) and 5G.

English translation of Einar Flydal’s article: Head of Swiss Radiation Protection Committee accused of 5G-swindle. Nordic countries deceived, too. Published: 20 February 2020.

This article is also published in Don Maisch (PhD)’s EMFactsConsultancy blog:
Head of Swiss Radiation Protection Committee accused of 5G-swindle. Nordic countries deceived, too.
A guest posting by Einar Flydal, cand.scient. and Master of Telecom Strategy, science blogger on EMF, health and the environment.
Published: 27 February 2020.
In: EMFactsConsultancy



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