The Malta Independent 5 March 2024, Tuesday
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Malta recognised as a climate mobility leader - government

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 13:06 Last update: about 4 months ago

Malta was recognised as a climate mobility champion leader during an activity organised during the COP 28, organised by the International Centre for Climate Mobility, for its work in the climate change sector and its impact on small islands, the government said.

Environment Minister Miriam Dalli receive this recognition  after a discussion with youth activists on the climate from various countries, particularly from small states hit by climate change.

Dalli said that Malta's small size does not mean that it is reducing its push to reduce emissions. She said Eurostat statistics show that Malta is the EU country with the lowest emissions per working person. She spoke about efforts to reduce emissions, particularly in the energy sector, mentioning renewable energy policies, environmental financing and the shore-to-ship project.

She said that small states and islands need to unite to become one voice, to put forward their realities, as they are the ones that can be negatively impacted most by climate change, including if the sea level rises.

Malta was recognised for its strong message for small islands to be given the attention they deserve on climate change discussions at the end of the activity, the government said.

 

 

 


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