Start date: 4 September 2020
Closing date: 25 September 2020
Title of the public consultation: Intent and Objectives: Consultation on the Aarhus Convention National Implementation Report 2021
Ministry: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
Entity: Environment & Resources Authority (ERA)
This consultation focusses on the national implementation report that Malta is required to submit for the period July 2016-June 2020 as part of its obligations under the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (hereinafter referred to as the Aarhus Convention).
The Aarhus Convention establishes a number of rights for the public (individuals and their associations) with regard to the environment. The Parties to the Aarhus Convention are required to make the necessary provisions so that public authorities (at national, regional or local level) contribute to these rights becoming effective.
Article 10 of the Aarhus Convention requires the Meeting of the Parties to keep the implementation of the Convention under continuous review through regular reporting by the Parties. National Reports are required to be prepared through a transparent and consultative process involving the public. To this end, Parties are required to review their earlier report (submitted in 2017) and submit an updated version.
The Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning and the Environment and Resources Authority welcome any feedback on this reporting process and on any issues which may be reflected in the Report.
Please be informed that a further public consultation will be conducted at a later stage, once the revised 2021 National Implementation Report for Malta is drafted.
The Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning and the Environment and Resources Authority shall take into consideration any concerns and comments provided.
For more information on the Aarhus Convention please click here .
The information of the 2021 Report will cover the period between July 2016 and June 2020, and the 2021 report will use the same template as the 2017 Report, which may be viewed here.
4. Submission of feedback
Any comments must be submitted by the 25 September 2020 at the latest on the following email address: [email protected].