Malta falls six places to 18th in this year’s CCPI but remains a high-performing country. Malta receives a high rating in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use categories, while it receives a medium in Renewable Energy and low for Climate Policy.
Malta has relatively low GHG emissions per capita, contributing to its high GHG Emissions rating. Malta has been able to reduce its emissions in the energy sector since 2015, notably owing to the interconnection with Sicily’s energy grid and a shift from heavy fuel oil to national gas in local electricity generation.
While it is difficult for Malta to build renewable energy capacity because of its small size and high population density, the country is increasing its low share of renewable energy, showing a very high five-year trend in renewable energy.
As no CCPI experts contributed to this year’s national policy evaluation for Malta, the average grade for national policy was applied