Nicholas Scerri

With reference to the protection of Malta’s environment and cultural heritage in the Constitution, specifically;

CHAPTER II – Declaration of Principles (clause 9)

(1) The State shall safeguard the landscape and the historical and artistic patrimony of the Nation.

(2) The State shall protect and conserve the environment and its resources for the benefit of the present and future generations and shall take measures to address any form of environmental degradation in Malta, including that of air, water and land, and any sort of pollution problem and to promote, nurture and support the right of action in favour of the environment.


CHAPTER II – Declaration of Principles (clause 21)

I request that a separate chapter is added to the Constitution specifically dealing with the protection of Malta’s heritage, environment, archaeology and historic landscapes, in such a way that this protection is ensured and enforceable by the necessary structures, administrative resources and effective legal remedies.