The Maltese archipelago is the most densely populated in the European Union – half a million people live in about 316 square kilometers – with a significant population increase in the two last decades. For this reason, there is no room for solar parks – that would be the most obvious renewable energy option, given the quantity of sunlight during the year – and the amount of green energy used in the country is about 10 percent. Wind power is not breaking through either. Malta is receiving €316 million through the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Fund. More than half of this budget is for climate goals, with projects aiming at reducing emissions deriving from road transport and buildings. However, only €5 million will go to sustainable energy generation. Are you curious about how Malta is planning to decarbonize? Read more in our stories below.
How much did Malta emit in 2019?
Greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the EU
Less greenhouse gas emissions per capita than the EU average