Climate and Energy
Climate Change is now universally recognised as the biggest threat that our planet faces, with overarching impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity, and human societies. The burning of coal, oil, and gas, as well as other manmade practices such as intensive agriculture and deforestation contribute to the generation of excessive greenhouse gases that pollute the atmosphere and lead to a rising of the global temperature.
Not only is climate change posing significant environmental issues, but it is increasing social inequality within and between countries. We believe that rich and industrialised countries should be most responsible for the climate crisis, so these must act first and foremost to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Malta is no exception to this, and Friends of the Earth Malta is seeking to influence the government to make positive changes in policies that will be in favour of both the people and the planet.
The next challenge for our organisation is to lobby the Maltese government to commit to a solid renewable energy plan, as well as promote energy efficient practices among the various local industries. This will allow Malta to meet international emission targets, and to also ensure a healthier planet that is also secure for future generations.
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