Public Domain Nominations
August 13, 2017August 14, 2017
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Public Domain Nominations

The consultation period is now closed and 5,559 submissions have been sent through our initiative. However, we are now accepting nominations for new sites to be proposed during the next round of consultations. At this point in time the Public Domain law only allows NGOs and Members of Parliament to submit nominations. We’dd like to...

Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites
August 12, 2017August 12, 2017
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Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites

Friends of the Earth Malta and Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar would like to thank the 5500 citizens who voiced their support in having 24 sites* protected under the public domain act. Notwithstanding the fact that the public consultation took place in the middle of summer, the overwhelming response clearly shows that Maltese people value nature...

The best time to act is now
July 28, 2017September 5, 2017
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The best time to act is now

Maltese citizens are facing health and social challenges that merit urgent attention – obesity, mental health problems, respiratory diseases such as asthma, social exclusion, air, light and noise pollution – the list goes on and on. These issues particularly affect socio-economically disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and put pressure on already stretched health budgets.There has never...

Friends of the Earth Malta calls on political parties to safeguard our wellbeing
May 8, 2017August 23, 2017
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Friends of the Earth Malta calls on political parties to safeguard our wellbeing

Friends of the Earth Malta has been calling for environmental improvements since 1985 and, thirty years on we face much greater problems than we did then. While environmental awareness has increased, Malta faces a variety of environmental problems related to land use, waste, transport, agriculture, energy, the sea, and biodiversity. Malta has lost far too...

‘Outright abuse’ of ODZ land as application proposes development of old quarry
April 5, 2017April 5, 2017
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‘Outright abuse’ of ODZ land as application proposes development of old quarry

Friends of the Earth Malta together with Nature Trust Malta – NTM, Ramblers Malta, FAA Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Front Ħarsien ODZ and BirdLife Malta are concerned about an ODZ application (PA 01464/17) in the outskirts of Marsascala which is proposing the conversion of a long-abandoned quarry into a restaurant and other commercial outlets....

FoE Malta proposes seven sites for ‘Public Domain Act’ protection
July 21, 2016April 5, 2017
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FoE Malta proposes seven sites for ‘Public Domain Act’ protection

Following the enactment of the ‘Public Domain Act’, Friends of the Earth Malta has today filed applications requesting that seven sites be designated as being Public Domain. This law empowers citizens and NGOs to recommend land and property to be listed as ‘public domain’. Such land cannot be used for commercial reasons while also guaranteeing...