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Malta classified in 32nd place among 166 countries in the implementation of sustainable development strategy

Malta classified in 32nd place among 166 countries in the implementation of the strategy for sustainable development. Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar said that although many work was done in the sector, there is much more to be done and therefore an electronic site was launched to create more synergy between the entities concerned in implementing targets connected with the country’s sustainable development.

Poverty and hunger eradication, health and education, the quality of life, environment protection, the use of resources and climate change are among issues that are being tackled within the United Nations with target being that these are implemented within another 10 years.

A number of experts, including from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development discussed varies themes during a conference organised as part of the European Week for Sustainable Development with the theme “Working together for a Sustainable Future”. Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar said that the Government took various measures to implement the targets for sustainable development.

“The public Service is implementing a plan, after the budget is implemented, that every measure is evaluated against or with each target of sustainable development, while more actions are taken. This year, for example, we issued for this year’s budget nine additional measures with the ones we had for the implementation of the budget”.

Mr Cutajar stated that the United Nations classified Malta in 32nd place among 166 countries on the implementation of the policy in favour of sustainable development. He added that there is more to be done with regards to climate change, consumption and responsible production.

He said that the launched website has the latest updates on sustainable development targets, the progress achieved and a list of national strategies related to the targets still to be implemented in the country’s sustainable development.