Environment and natural heritage being sidelined by major parties – NTM

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Environment and natural heritage being sidelined by major parties - NTMNature Trust Malta has said in a statement has expressed its concern that “the environment and our natural heritage are being sidelined by the major Political Parties.”

“Both prospective PN contestant leaders have met construction lobbyists, yet none of the two contenders have offered up to now, to meet environmental groups,” remarked NTM.

It added that, “the main strategy of environmental groups is the common good for all citizens, even those yet to come, to be able to enjoy our natural and cultural heritage.”

The NGO stated, “on a tiny overdeveloped polluted island, with most decisions taken in favour of construction – it is a shame that the ugly reality is being sidelined – which is that of continuous environmental degradation leading to poorer quality of life.”

Nature Trust Malta concluded by saying that it “feels that now both the two major political parties simply do not have the Environment and natural heritage on their agenda, but only look at the economy and forgetting the other two pillars of: Sustainable Development – Social and Environment.

Photograph by Alain Salvary

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