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Malta Low Carbon Development Strategy

​CONSULTATION BRIEF

Start date: 15 June 2021

Closing date: 13 July 2021

Title of the Public Consultation: Malta’s Low Carbon Development Strategy

Ministry: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning

 

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) , 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.

 

2. DOCUMENTS 

Malta Low Carbon Development Strategy, 2021 

 

3. SUBMISSION OF FEEDBACK 

Feedback must be submitted by email to consultations.mecp@gov.mt by the 13th of July 2021 at the latest. 

 

4. FURTHER NOTES 

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.