Malta: National climate change adaptation strategy
Malta - government
The Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs presents this National Strategy for Climate Change and Adaptation following the review of the work submitted to it by the Climate Change Committee appointed in August 2009 and a review of the feedback received following the national consultation process the Ministry held between November 2010 and June 2011.
The recommendations that the Ministry presents in this Report, which are to a large extent an endorsement of the recommendations presented to it by the appointed Committee, are to be reviewed within the context of two other important works.
The first is the National Strategy for Policy and Abatement Measures relating to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. It is pertinent to reiterate that this work presented recommendations with regards to the strategic and organisational framework required to develop, coordinate, implement and review policy relating to climate change mitigation as well as adaptation.
The second important work is the Second Communication on Climate Change presented by Malta to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The work carried out by the Climate Change Committee on Adaptation complements the comprehensive work carried out by the University of Malta and other stakeholders in this regard.