The Malta Independent 4 December 2021, Saturday

PN to set up climate control agency if elected to government

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 14:17 Last update: about 10 days ago

Criticising the lack of action by the government with regard to climate control, the Nationalist Party has proposed a centralised agency focused solely on implementing climate control measures within all sectors.

Addressing the media, PN environment spokesperson Robert Cutajar said that the “Nationalist party is the only solution after years of neglect by the Labour government.”

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Cutajar said that “during the last nine years of a labour government, no measures were taken to tackle climate change and we are now left with our environment dwindling before our eyes.”

In order to support his argument, Cutajar presented a statistic from an EY study which states that 90% of youths in Malta throughout the recent years have noticed a weakened environment sector.

Cutajar then pinned the problem at a lack of communication between different ministries, reiterating his point of the importance a centralised climate control agency.

PN green economy spokesperson David Thake Thake then appealed for the government to lay down clear plans for the future of climate control stating that, “our country needs this vision desperately and currently only the Nationalist Party is providing it. The political way forward of the Nationalist Party is that of changing challenges into opportunities.”

Thake also presented another statistic gathered by the World Health Organisation which states that the quality of air in Malta is 200 times more than the acceptable limit. “We need to be at the forefront of environmental politics and this can only be done by being serious about the issue.”

In a final jab directed at the Labour government, Thake accused it of doing the bare minimum when it comes to electric cars and charging points “and this is all resulting in more polluted air on a daily basis.”

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