Malta in the Battle of Ideas (Convergence)

Malta thus far has been a difficult nut to crack when it comes to the whole concept of sustainable development, which for most of the people living there thus far appears to be a  distant and not very important consideration. In this they are not alone;  this has long been the relaxed position of most people in the Mediterranean region when it comes to these broader social issues which require quite different levels of participation, consensus and government.

malta traffic

 Getting to work in Malta

However the roots of change are starting to pick up broader public support, though thus far they tend to be divided into specific environment and social concerns.  In this section of World Streets (Battles of Ideas), we hope to be able to draw attention to and support this movement, and in the process learn a number of useful  things in the years immediately ahead , as the environmental  movement there progresses from being a largely ignored, splintered minority into something more unified powerful and effective (Convergence).  So if it’s OK by you, let’s keep an eye on Malta in 2015.

* Click here to for Malta references, in the Battles of ideas – https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/malta/

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Ten points of light

See  https://worldstreets..comwordpress/2015/02/22/ten-points-of-light/ . ( This section js just getting underway)

  1. Ministry of Environment – http://environment.gov.mt/en/Pages/mdsec%20main.aspx
  2. Transport Malta (regulator) – www.transport.gov.mt
  3. Institute for Climate Change & Sustainable Development –  – http://www.um.edu.mt/iccsd
  4. Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) – http://www.mepa.org.mt/home
  5. Friends of the Earth Malta – www.foemalta.org
  6. Bicycling Advocacy Group (Malta) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/158119417606344/
  7. European Sustainable Development Network (Malta) – http://goo.gl/E4NkSI
  8. Alternattiva Demokratika Green Party – www.alternattiva.org
  9. Times of Malta: On Environment – http://www.timesofmalta.com/search
  10. NGOs in Malta – http://www.emwis-mt.org/ngo%27s.htm

* Please help us extend and improve this listing of groups and organisations who could make a difference in Malta.

 malta mass cyclingCyclists on annual pilgrimage to Zabbar

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX | #fekbritton | https://twitter.com/ericbritton | and | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbritton/ Contact: climate@newmobility.org) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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