Climate and Energy

Tell our government to take CLIMATE ACTION now! 

  • Act like your house is on fire! Climate change is here, now! The climate crisis is now universally recognised as the biggest threat that our planet faces, with overarching impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity, and human societies. The Maltese government issued a Climate Emergency in 2019, but since then it’s been business as usual. We need bold and ambitious climate policy to reduce our carbon emissions and ensure we live within the planetary boundaries. Malta may be small, but was actually the country that first tabled the issue of climate change at the United Nations in 1988. Let’s live up to that legacy and ensure a future for our country and planet, our only home.
  • No new infrastructure for fossil fuels! We need to move away from fossil fuels – oil, coal and gas – as soon as possible. New fossil fuel infrastructure is incompatible with global, EU, and national carbon emission reduction targets. The proposed Melita gas pipeline would lock Malta into a fossil fuel future. We need to ensure that any public investment is compatible with climate targets, and avoid funding any new fossil fuel infrastructure at all costs.
  • Invest in the energy of the future! Public money should instead be invested in renewables (like solar and wind), energy savings and community energy. Energy saving, in buildings, operations and transport, is the cheapest and fastest way to reduce energy use and save money. We need to urgently increase our share of renewable energy – currently only 10% – to ensure we can cover our essential electricity needs on the short-term and become fully renewable powered in the future! We need to create a legal framework for renewable energy communities to enable citizens to supply, share and save energy and have a say about our energy system.
  • Envision a fossil free future for Malta! Our country should prepare for a climate proof future and move away from fossil fuels as fast as possible. We need to ensure there is a plan for a gas phase-out by 2035 latest. In the short term, we need a new National Energy Policy, outlining the pathway to zero emissions and clean renewable energy for the Maltese Islands. 

Read the demands in Maltese here / Aqra bil-Malti hawnhekk. 


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A gas pipeline to Malta?

We need to move away from fossil fuels as soon as possible. New fossil fuel infrastructure is incompatible with global, EU, and national carbon emission reduction targets. This includes the proposed Melita gas pipeline, which would lock Malta into a fossil fuel future! We should invest in the energy of the future, not of the past!

Watch the video below to learn more about the proposed Melita gas pipeline, and why we should push for investment in renewables, energy savings and community energy instead.

A fossil free future for the Maltese Islands, demands Friends of the Earth Malta

A fossil free future for the Maltese Islands, demands Friends of the Earth Malta

Friends of the Earth Malta publicly issued their demands for climate action and presented these to members of parliament upon arrival to their parliamentary session on Monday 14 November. Politicians, policy makers and the general public are asked to add their name to a growing list of signatories to demand a fossil free future for Malta. Join our call and add your voice!

Demand climate action now!

Demand climate action now!

Friends of the Earth Malta demand a fossil free future for Malta! Join our call and add your voice!

What could the energy transition mean for the Maltese Islands?

What could the energy transition mean for the Maltese Islands?

What is the clean energy transition, and what does it mean for the Maltese Islands? These questions were central during the two-day Clean Energy Academy being organised by the EU's secretariat 'Clean energy for EU islands' in Valletta on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October.

Climate Campaigner speaks in parliament on  Renewable Energy in Malta

Climate Campaigner speaks in parliament on Renewable Energy in Malta

Friends of the Earth Malta's Climate Campaign Coordinator, Dr Suzanne Maas, was invited to speak on behalf of the organisation at the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES) workshop on renewable energy and energy efficiency held at the Maltese Parliament.

Climate Resilient Gardening

Climate Resilient Gardening

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