The President of Malta George Vella has released a conjoined statement along with five other Heads of State of Mediterranean countries to declare a state of climate emergency.
Along with the President of the Croatia Zoran Milanovic, President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of Italy Sergio Mattarella, President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and President of Slovenia Nataša Pirc Musar, Vella said that it is our duty to establish concrete policies in this effort.
The President pointed to the recent declaration by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that we have entered the era of global boiling.
‘The effects are particularly notable in our region, the Mediterranean, which is being effected in severe ways, with risks of flooding, heat waves, fires and desertification.’
‘There is no more time to waste and there is no more room for political or economic compromises. It is crucial that the Mediterranean countries coordinate together and react, beginning a collective effort to stop and fix the effects of climate change.’