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Climate Change

The Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change (MSDEC), Directorate for the Environment and Climate Change is the leading Ministry responsible for Climate Change Actions. As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, and as an EU Member State, Malta has a number of obligations in relation to the establishment of national systems, the review and implementation of strategies, reporting, regulatory functions such as the EU emissions trading scheme, the obligation to monitor compliance and to implement compliance actions in relation to emissions from the so-called non-ETS sectors falling under the scope of the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) and accounting and reporting on emissions and removals from land use and land use change and forestry sector (LULUCF).

 

The Directorate is responsible for the oversight of the implementation of the Malta’s National Strategy for Policy and Abatement Measures Relating to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Malta’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.
 
 
To strengthen climate action, the Directorate is drafting the Climate Action Bill which aims to address current and future legal climate obligations and commitments.  These include the setting up of the National Low Carbon Development Strategy, the National Adaptation Strategy, the Climate Action Board and the establishment of the Climate Action Fund.
 
 
Other information on Climate Change obligations can be found at http://mra.org.mt/climate-change/
 
The Malta climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy can be downloaded from https://msdec.gov.mt/en/Pages/Downloads.aspx
 
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