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Lack of public participation in Malta’s NECP process

Lack of public participation in Malta’s NECP process

Friends of the Earth Malta (FoEM) expresses its serious concerns regarding the lack of participation for citizens and civil society in the draft and final National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) of Malta. These plans are an obligation on EU Member States to outline how they intend to address decarbonisation, energy efficiency, energy security and the internal energy market, as well as research, innovation and competitiveness in the energy sector, to meet the European Union 2030 targets for energy and climate. The deadline for governments to submit their final NECP is 30 June 2024, in just 9 days.

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Organisations call on Prime Minister to change rotten planning appeals’ system

Organisations call on Prime Minister to change rotten planning appeals’ system

Fourteen organisations are denouncing the failure to reform the law regulating planning appeals, something which was promised by the Prime Minister in May last year, but never materialised.

Currently, developers may be allowed to start construction works covered by permits that are under appeal, leading to several cases of planning permits being revoked for buildings that are already completed. No action is then taken by the authorities to remove these illegalities.

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Empowering Youth Workers to Foster Resilient Communities

Empowering Youth Workers to Foster Resilient Communities

YOUTHECO, a 2-year Erasmus+ project, is making significant strides in strengthening the employability of young people, particularly marginalized youth, by equipping them with essential skills for the green economy. The consortium consists of 6 EU countries: Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Malta, Poland, and Slovenia.

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YOUTHECO: Erasmus+ Project Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Future

YOUTHECO: Erasmus+ Project Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Future

YOUTHECO, a 2-year Erasmus+ project, is making significant strides in strengthening the employability of young people, particularly marginalized youth, by equipping them with essential skills for the green economy. The consortium consists of 6 EU countries: Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Malta, Poland, and Slovenia.

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Friends of the Earth Malta Empowers Youth with Cycling Workshop

Friends of the Earth Malta Empowers Youth with Cycling Workshop

Earlier this year, Friends of the Earth Malta (FoEM) kicked off its Youth and Environment Activism Programme. By organising a weekly Youth Hub session, the programme seeks to empower young people to become change-makers and activists within their communities whilst providing a platform for young individuals to develop skills in environmental, climate, and social justice while enjoying themselves and making new connections in a safe space. The programme is an Atlas Insurance Community Involvement Fund Project.

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Press Release: EU Parliament votes to leave the climate-wrecking Energy Charter Treaty

Press Release: EU Parliament votes to leave the climate-wrecking Energy Charter Treaty

Today, the European Parliament adopted the EU’s proposal to leave the controversial Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), an international trade agreement protecting fossil fuel investments. The Energy Charter Treaty is a significant obstacle to enacting national policies to combat climate change.  After years of campaigning for an exit, Friends of the Earth Europe and climate justice activists across Europe celebrate this victory for the environment and the climate.

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DISPLACEMENT, A Collective Performance About Climate Migration

DISPLACEMENT, A Collective Performance About Climate Migration

DISPLACEMENT MALTA is a site-specific version of Displacement realized for the opening of Malta Biennale of Art 2024.

Displacement MALTA is directed by the visual artist and choreographer Andrea Conte (Andreco) and the Studio Andreco with the support of Friend of the Earth Malta and the Malta Biennale.

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