AD: "We will prioritize environmental policy"
Speaking in a press conference in Valletta, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson Michael Briguglio said that "In parliament, AD will ensure that the environment is mainstreamed in policy and legislative processes. Among our proposals, we are calling for a true reform of MEPA, which will result in greater empowerment of civil society representatives such as environmental NGOs.”
AD is also calling for sustainable water policies, for environmental justice, and for empowerment of local communities in which it is proposing the introduction of local referenda on projects deemed controversial by local councils or residents.
Carmel Cacopardo, AD Deputy Chairman and Spokesman on Sustainable Development and Home Affairs stated that the Environment Chapter of AD’s Manifesto deals with 28 different areas of environmental policy all of which are important.