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Ensuring and safeguarding a healthy living environment: Looking ahead to 2050

 
 
Date: 28 March 2019
 
Location: Dolmen Hotel, Qawra, St Paul’s Bay
 


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09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30-09:40

 

Opening Remarks

Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Dr José Herrera

Introductory Remarks

Achieving a long-term balanced environment for us to live well now and in the future

Permanent Secretary or Representative, Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change (MESDC)

09:40-11:00

Plenary Session

The protection of the natural environment

Perit Michelle Piccinino, Director Environment and Resources, Environment and Resources Authority (ERA)

Greening our urban environment: new ways to change current development patterns

Perit Alexander Torpiano, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta

Potential of green growth initiatives and incentives for an economy with green jobs

Mr Chris Meilak, Executive Director, Valuation, Modelling and Economics, Ernst & Young

Q&A

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Parallel Sessions – Priority & Crosscutting Areas

Workshop 1: The Role of Green Economy for a sustainable growth

Ms Margaret Cassar, Director General Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change, MESDC (Moderator)

Ms Catherine Vella, Head of Unit, Institutional Affairs Unit, National Statistics Office

Perit Simone Vella Lenicker, President, Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers

Mr Leslie Vella, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Malta Tourism Authority

Mr Chris Meilak, Executive Director, Valuation, Modelling and Economics, Ernst & Young

Workshop 2: Towards a Sustainable Built Environment

Mr Joseph Gauci, Unit Manager Strategic Planning, Planning Authority (Moderator)

Mr Alexander Borg, Scientific Officer, Ambjent Malta

Prof. Vincent Buhagiar, Department of Environmental Design, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta

Dr Rachel Powell, Manager Legal, Infrastructure Malta

Perit Samuel Formosa, Chairperson, Building Regulations Board

Workshop 3: Protecting our Natural Capital

Mr Darrin Stevens, Deputy Director Environment and Resources, Environment and Resources Authority (Moderator)

Prof. Alan Deidun, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Malta

Mr Saviour Debono Grech, Rural Development Department, MESDC

Mr Richard Bilocca, Chief Executive Officer, Water Services Corporation

Prof. Joseph A Borg, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Malta

13:00-13:30

Reporting on the Outcomes of the Workshops and Closing

13:30

Networking Lunch

  
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