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Malta’s Low Carbon Development Strategy


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
​Published: ​15 June 2021
Running till: ​13 July 2021
​Last Updated: ​14 July 2021

1.        Background​

In line with this, the EU has a long-term strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, under which each Member State is required to plan and communicate a Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS or “Strategy”) out to 2050. The document being published for public consultation is Malta’s LCDS, and has been prepared in line with the process outlined in the
Regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action (EU/2018/1999)[1], following the publication of the Low Carbon Development Vision (LCDV) in 2017. Government has already committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, as part of its five pillars of economic growth and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The LCDS is being spearheaded by the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning (MECP), with considerable inter-ministerial collaboration involved. This Strategy is the result of a three-year process, whereby mitigation measures have been researched, possible abatement levels quantified through Marginal Abatement Cost Curve modelling (i.e. ratio of abatement potential against incremental cost of measure), and stakeholder consultation, leading to a list of realistic and cost-effective measures.
The measures cover seven different sectors, namely: Energy, Transport, Buildings, Industry, Waste, Water and Agriculture and land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), aimed to achieve target reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and also enabling Malta to reach its targets by 2030.  In addition, it includes adaptation measures, proposing initiatives which will help the country be resilient in the face of Climate Change impacts which are already hitting our islands. The adaptation measures aim to address the specific risks and vulnerabilities which Malta faces given its nature as a small island state.

[1] Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action.

3.        Submission of input

Feedback was submitted by email to by the 13th of July 2021 at the latest.​                         

We thank you for your input.

Please be informed that comments submitted, together with the identity of the contributor, may be published online at the end of the public consultation, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data. In this case, the contribution may be published in anonymous form.​

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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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