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INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN MALTA


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INTEGRATED DECISION-MAKING

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MAJOR GROUPS

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SCIENCE

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INFORMATION

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

Central office of statistics in collaboration with relevant departments/agencies like the Environment Protection Department, within the Ministry for Environment, Planning Authority.

There is no official set up for co-ordination but when a decision is taken the different entities consult one another.  This is referred to the Cabinet of Ministers which serves as an all co-ordinating body to ensure harmonisation of public policy etc.

Authority for information management is delegated to the lowest level of public authority, or local governments through normal information channels with e-mail etc.  There is no official set up.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

To date, there is no legislation.  Altogether the circulation of information is much more readily available through internet via official websites.  Legislation will be promulgated in the first quarter of 2001.  For more details see Report attached.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

See attached Report

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

Provision of information by the private sector is on a voluntary basis obviously subject to Parliamentary questions.  There will be a pilot process of public consultation and education.

Programmes and Projects   

Improvement of official websites, making it more user friendly.  Regulations to set up the machinery to facilitate access to information in a short time upon request by the general public shall be in place by the first quarter of the 2001.  For more details, see Report attached.

Government is embarking on a project for "electronic government".

Status   

See Report attached.

Challenges  

Coastal Zone development, land use in general, Waste Management, and Air quality require most immediate attention in improving the flow and management of information in Malta. For more details see attached Report.

Major challenges (institutional, technical, financial, etc) in further enhancement on the use of indicators or developing a national information system for sustainable development is still in an initial stage.  Needs exist in the area of Training and Capacity building and Recruitment of staff. 

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

They were no major campaigns but information is made available via internet. 

Information   

National publications include:

For more details, see Report attached).

Research and Technologies   

See Report attached.

Financing   

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Cooperation  

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This information was provided by the Government of Malta to the 9th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: May 2001

 

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