Interdiocesan Environment Commission

This Commission came into being by the Decree of the 23rd August 2003, after the Diocesan Synod Document “Culture-Society-Church” suggested the setting up of an Environment Commission within the Pastoral Secretariat. Its aim is that of creating awareness of the responsibility and the ethics of safeguarding the environment, defining the policy/rules that should guide those responsible in the Church in environmental questions and offer technical and scientific suggestions to Church Authorities in specific matters concerning the environment.

Email: [email protected]

Chairperson of the Commission:

David Azzopardi

Members of the Commission:

Prof. Paul Pace (Vice-Chairperson)
Prof. Reuben Paul Borg
Prof. Vincent Buhagiar
Theresa Bugeja Calleja
Fr Mark Ciantar
Fr Dijonisju Mintoff
Svetlana Schembri Wismayer
Emanuel Scicluna
Anthony Zammit
Steve Zammit Lupi
Marie-Therese Camenzuli (Secretary)

Policy Documents

Twenty proposals to political parties for the 2017 General Election – 11.05.2017

Draft National Tourism Policy 2015 – 13.02.15

Solar Farms Draft Policy Document – 09.02.15

Submissions sent to MEPA about the propoed document: ‘Fireworks Factory Complexes’ (Syntesis) – 08.02.14

Waste Management Plan for the Maltese Islands – 09.02.13

Comments and Suggestions about the document by Archdiocese of Malta:’Nirrestawraw il-Festi Flimkien’– 29.11.09


Press Releases

Is the fate of St George’s Bay hanging in the balance? – 30.05.18

Worrisome decisions by Planning Authority and Environment Resources Authority – 13.03.18

Statement about the need of a master plan for Marsa and the inner Grand Harbour area – 26.01.18

Statement on St Ignatious Villa – 06.12.17

Statement on World Town Planning Day – 07.11.17

The Value of Trees – 01.09.17

The 2017 Season of Creation – 29.08.17

Twenty Proposals to Political Parties for the 2017 General Election – 11.05.17

Statement about the Azure Window Collapse –  10.03.17

The study by MDA on property development cannot substitute a national property study by Government– 13.02.17

Statement about the Application for an IPPC Permit at Delimara – 17.12.16

Position Paper on The Paceville Masterplan – 24.11.16

Message on the occasion of World Town Planning Day – 08.11.16

Message on the Imrieħel Towers: Is the Gain of the Few Rising Above the Common Good? – 12.08.16

Reactions to the three Bills related to the MEPA Demerger – 11.08.15

Reaction to the Proposal for the construction of a University at Marsaskala: All that Glitters is not Gold – 18.05.15

Press Release on the proposed complex of shooting ranges at Busbesija, Mosta – 16.06.15

The Development of the South-East Coast of Malta – 15.12.14

Armier: Protecting the rights of those who observe the law – 30.08.14

Fireworks, Health, and the Environment – 25.05.12

Press Release about St Augustine College – 08.03.12

Press Release about Respecting animals – 28.10.11