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Climate Action Act ( 2015 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The Climate Action Act was published in July 2015 to recognise the duty for the Maltese State to tackle climate change and its adverse effects. Mitigation efforts include the limitation of anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions and the protection and enhancement of greenhouse gases sinks and reservoirs. Climate policies must be designed to foster adaptation efforts…read more

ACT No. XXXIV of 2014 and associated feed-in tariffs regulations ( 2014 )

The Enemalta (Transfer of Assets, Rights, Liabilities and Obligations) Act of 2014 sets the legal and regulatory rules concerning Enemalta, the main provider of electricity generation and distribution services in the Maltese Islands. It formally amends the feed-in tariffs scheme regulations of July 1st, 2013, that aim at promoting and support the generation of electricity from photovoltaic…read more

Motor Vehicles Registration Tax (Amendment) Act, 2009 ( 2009 )

The Act No. VI of 2009 amending the Motor Vehicles Registration Tax Act (Cap.368) provides for the registration and licensing of motor vehicles in Malta. The amendment establishes taxation schemes to favour electric mobility. It sets in article 6(1) a 0 % tax rate for battery driven passenger and freight vehicles, a 0 % rate…read more

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National Transport Strategy 2050 ( 2014 )

The National Transport Strategy 2050 is a holistic document designed to provide Malta with a long-term vision for a sustainable transport system. The document was prepared by the Authority for Transport in Malta, which was established in 2010 following the implementation of the Authority for Transport in Malta Act of 2009. It notably promotes energy efficiency,…read more

National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy ( 2012 / Adaptation Framework )

The National Strategy for Climate Change and Adaptation was published in May 2012 by the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs. It sets out the government's vision on the strategic climate impacts and vulnerability of the water, agriculture, human health and tourism sectors. The document subsequently outlines sectoral action plans to develop Malta's adaptation effort…read more

National Environment Policy ( 2012 )

The National Environment Policy is a comprehensive document intertwining all aspects of environment conservation and sustainable development, including climate change mitigation and adaptation. It notably aims at strengthening the country's efforts into 1) low-carbon transportation, 2) forestry conservation and afforestation projects, 3) clean energy and energy efficiency, notably in buildings, and 4) encourage research and…read more

National Strategy for the introduction of electric mobility in Malta and Gozo ( 2012 )

The National Strategy for the introduction of electric mobility in Malta and the island of Gozo was introduced in July 2012 by the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs to enable the two islands to enjoy the multiple benefits stemming from a lower carbon-intensive carbon sector. One such benefit is the potential for carbon emissions…read more

National Strategy for Policy and Abatement Measures Relating to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions ( 2009 )

The National Strategy for Policy and Abatement Measures Relating to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions was published in September 2009 by the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs to provide a coherent vision of Malta's mitigation efforts. Public feedback was added to the Ministry's work to formulate specific policies forward. The document focuses on the…read more

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Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

The European Union and its 28 Member States submitted a joint NDC: at least 40% domestic reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990

Source: NDC

Reductions in the ETS and non-ETS sectors amounting to 43% and 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 by 2030 against a 2005 baseline (collective EU target)

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005 | Source(s): 2030 frame... (2014 / Executive)

At least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 by 2030 against a 1990 baseline

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): 2030 frame... (2014 / Executive)

Reducing by 2050 GHG emissions by 80–95 % by 2050 against a 1990 baseline

Economy Wide | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): Decision N... (2013 / Legislative)

Maximum quantity of hydrofluorocarbons to be placed on the market and corresponding quotas by 2015, 2030

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): Fluorinate... (2014 / Legislative)

In 2020, the target is for the emissions from the ETS sectors to be 21% lower than in 2005

Economy Wide | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Reduction of EU GHG emissions by at least 30% below 1990 levels by 2020

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

5% increase in non-ETS sector emissions by 2020 compared with a 2005 baseline

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2005 | Source(s): National S... (2012 / Executive), National E... (2012 / Executive)

Emit no more than 8 kilotonnes NOX, 9 kilotonnes SO2, 3 kilotonnes NH3, 12 kilotonnes VOC by 2010

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2010 | Base year: 2010 | Source(s): National S... (2012 / Executive)

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Source(s):

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

Biofuel GHG emissions must be >35% lower than the fossil fuel they are replacing by 2017, 2018 against a 2015 baseline

Biofuels | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): Fuel Quali... (2009 / Legislative)

Manufacturer's average emissions to be reduced yearly by 2014-2020 against a 2011 baseline

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2011 | Source(s): Emission p... (2011 / Legislative)

Increasing aircraft fuel efficiency, thus reducing CO2 emissions by 20 to 30 % compared to ‘state-of-the-art’ aircraft entering into service as from 2014 by 2020

General | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Clean Sky ... (2007 / Legislative)

Reduce CO2 emissions by 50% and NOx by 80% by 2020 against a 2007 baseline

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2007 | Source(s): Clean Sky ... (2007 / Legislative)

Reducing the GHG intensity of fuels used in vehicles for transportation by 10% by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

General | Intensity Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): Fuel Quali... (2009 / Legislative)

Average emissions of 95 g CO2/km as average emissions for the new car fleet, in accordance with Article 13(5) by 2020

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): Emission p... (2009 / Legislative)

At least 10% share of renewables in final energy consumption in the transportation sector by 2020

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Average emissions of 147 gCO2/km for the average emissions of new light commercial vehicles registered in the Union subject to confirmation of its feasibility, as specified in Article 13(1) by 2020

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2011 | Source(s): Emission p... (2011 / Legislative)

The specific emissions of CO2 of each light commercial vehicle which is designed to be capable of running on a mixture of petrol with 85% bioethanol (‘E85’), and which complies with relevant Union legislation or European technical standards, shall be reduced by 5% by 2015

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2011 | Source(s): Emission p... (2011 / Legislative)

99.9% conventionally fuelled cars by 2015, then 50% by 2030, then 0% by 2050

Renewable Energy | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2015, 2030, 2050 | Source(s): National T... (2014 / Executive)

532 ktCO2e non-ETS GHG emissions from transport by 2015, then 525 ktCO2e by 2030

General | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015, 2030 | Source(s): National T... (2014 / Executive)

10% renewables in transport energy consumption by 2020

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): National E... (2012 / Executive)

5,000 total electric vehicles by 2020

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): National S... (2012 / Executive)

10% transport energy from renewables by 2020

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): National S... (2012 / Executive)

5,000 electric vehicles by 2020

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): National S... (2012 / Executive)

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

20% of EU energy consumption to come from renewable resources by 2020

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

An EU target of at least 27% is set for the share of renewable energy consumed in the EU by 2030

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): 2030 frame... (2014 / Executive)

An indicative target at the EU level of at least 27% is set for improving energy efficiency in 2030 compared to projections of future energy consumption based on the current criteria by 2030 against a 2014 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): 2030 frame... (2014 / Executive)

On 30 November 2016 the Commission proposed an update to the Energy Efficiency Directive, including a new 30% energy efficiency target for 2030 by 2030 against a 1990 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Energy distributors or retail energy sales companies have to achieve 1.5% energy savings per year through the implementation of energy efficiency measures by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

20% reduction in primary energy use compared with projected levels, by improving energy efficiency by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Obligated energy distributors and/or retail energy sales companies achieve a cumulative end-use energy savings target by 31 December 2020 at least equivalent 1.5% a year from 2014 to 2020 of the annual energy sales to final customers of all energy distributors or all retail energy sales companies by volume, averaged over the most recent 3-year period prior to 2013 by 2020 against a 2012 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Energy Eff... (2012 / Legislative)

The Union’s 2020 energy consumption has to be no more than 1 474 Mtoe of primary energy or no more than 1 078 Mtoe of final energy by 2020 against a 2012 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Energy Eff... (2012 / Legislative)

Union’s 2020 20% headline target on energy efficiency by 2020 against a 2012 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Energy Eff... (2012 / Legislative)

The biofuels and bio-liquids should contribute to a reduction of at least 35% of GHG emissions. From 2017, their share in emissions savings should be increased to 50% by 2020

Biofuels | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

10% renewables in final energy consumption by 2020

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): National E... (2012 / Executive)

40% energy efficiency by 2020

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): National E... (2012 / Executive)

15% energy savings (144,876toe), then 22% (235,254toe) by 2014, 2020

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National E... (2012 / Executive)

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

33,000MWh produced annually by agricultural waste

Waste-to-energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: N/A | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National S... (2009 / Executive)

Zero waste society by 2050

Waste Reduction | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2050 | Source(s): National E... (2012 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

50% cut in nitrogen in manure

Waste Management | Base Year Target | Target year: N/A | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National S... (2009 / Executive)

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

Every year, governments in EU countries must carry out energy efficient renovations on at least 3% (by floor area) of the buildings they own and occupy by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

50% green public procurement by EU GPP criteria by 2015

Procurement | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): National E... (2012 / Executive)

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

2 million m3/yr water met by reuse by 2020, then 3 million m3/yr between 2021-2030

Water Efficiency | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: Business as usual scenario | Source(s): National C... (2012 / Executive)

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
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Last modified 13 February, 2018