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Intent and Objectives: National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan to 2030

OPEN CONSULTATION  

  
 
From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
(
Environment & Resources Authority)
​Published: ​28 July 2020
Running till: ​18 August 2020
​Last Updated: ​28 July 2020

1.        Background​


In terms of Article 51 of the Environment Protection Act (Cap. 549), the public is duly notified that the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) is preparing the
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for the period to 2030, in line with Malta’s commitments as a party to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan to 2030 builds upon Malta’s first National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (2012-2020) and the final review of implementation, in order to continue the Government’s long-term efforts on biodiversity conservation.

The main objectives of the proposed “National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan to 2030” are to:

·  outline the national priorities and establish a comprehensive and proactive framework for safeguarding Malta’s biodiversity;

·      serve as a national policy driver to mainstream biodiversity and its services into relevant sectoral or cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies, especially those that have a bearing on Malta’s biological and natural resources;

·        provide coordinated measures for addressing biodiversity loss and fostering nature conservation;

·    contribute to the protection of ecosystems and their services, as well as social and economic safeguards through the elimination and effective management of all  associated pressures and threats;

·       structure and facilitate broad participation and collective action for biodiversity conservation and restoration through stakeholder cooperation;

·     streamline the legal requirements of global, regional and national legislation, as well as to offer strategic direction on how to address biodiversity loss at a national level;

·     provide opportunities and create an impetus necessary for achieving the national priorities and the Global Biodiversity Targets, while also contributing to the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 and the UN Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.


2.        Consultation Questions

The public is invited to submit any feedback or comments on the intent and objectives of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan to 2030, in line with the following consultation questions:

  1. Do you agree with the proposed intent and objectives of this strategy?
  2. What do you envision for Malta’s biodiversity to 2030?
  3. What aspects do you retain to be crucial to safeguard Malta’s biodiversity by 2030?​


3.        Submission of input

Submissions must be sent by email to 
era.policy@era.org.mt

Sunmissions must be received by 18 August 2020.                               
We thank you in advance for your input.

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address: onlineconsultations@gov.mt.

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In addition, please be aware of:
 
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​


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