Malta ranks 29th in this year’s CCPI, down 11 spots and a medium-performing country.
Malta receives mixed ratings, with a medium in the GHG Emissions and Renewable Energy categories, a high in Energy Use, but a low in Climate Policy.
Since 2015, the country has had a Climate Action Act in place that makes climate protection legally binding.
Clear pathway to achieve climate targets are needed
In the energy sector, Malta is exploring potential offshore renewable energy. The CCPI country experts welcome this step, but they criticise the current low share of renewables (12.2%). They demand a national renewable energy policy that accelerates clean energy and creates a clear pathway to achieve climate targets.
The Transport Master Plan for 2025 and Transport Strategy (2050) include strong targets, but the policies lack implementation and enforcement.
Malta is proposing new fossil fuel infrastructure with the Melita TransGas Pipeline. The experts believe the country must move away from fossil fuels and they demand a gas phase-out by 2035.
The experts also demand investment of public finance in renewable energy for Malta to move away from all fossil fuels and reduce automobile dependence.
It is important to note that the declined performance of Malta is influenced by new and updated data on the LULUCF sector.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI:
- Suzanne Maas (Friends of the Earth Malta)