Dr Miriam Dalli is the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise. Minister Miriam Dalli strongly advocates the need to align the Maltese Islands’ economic success with environmental sustainability and a better quality of life. Dalli’s principal commitments include Malta’s long-term objective to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the national seven-year plan to create more new open spaces in Malta and Gozo, and the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Her work also promotes sustainable business practices and supports the establishment and growth of new, innovative enterprises in Malta.
As Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development between 2020 and 2022, Minister Dalli directed the Government’s support to shield the local economy from the negative international impacts of the Covid pandemic, with several initiatives including the Wage Supplement and the Rent and Energy Subsidies, providing financial assistance to families and businesses. She also worked to ensure energy price stability.
This commitment to energy price stability became even more significant in 2022, when, following her re-election, as Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise, Miriam Dalli actively supported the Government’s decision to cushion the effect of the international energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine.
Minister Dalli is also pushing forward Malta’s long-term plan for increased security of supply and sustainability in the energy sector, including new investment opportunities in offshore renewables and new energy interconnections with mainland Europe.