The European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet) is a partnership network of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its 38 member and cooperating countries.
The concept of Eionet enshrines the following defining principles:
- Institutional cooperation and collaboration coupled with public involvement and participation,
- Ensuring common content, focusing on data, information, indicators and analysis, and
- Establishing shared environmental information infrastructure, standards and web-based tools.
The Environment and Resources Authority is designated as Malta’s National Focal Point on EIONET and is represented by Ms Elaine-Marie Cutajar and Mr Sergio Tartaglia.
The National Focal Points (NFPs) are responsible for coordinating the national network of National Reference Centres. They aim to bring together experts from government entities and other national institutions involved in environmental information.
Malta’s national network on EIONET, categorised by the main groups and by the thematic groups (where applicable) is:
Biodiversity and Ecosystems 1
Biodiversity and Ecosystems 2
Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation
Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Systems
Human Health and Environment