“Differentiation should be made between projects that are targeting Net Zero and conventional ones”. Ing Stefan De Marco, Policy Executive on Sustainability at The Malta Chamber said this during the 29th Annual Engineering Conference organised by the Chamber of Engineers. He echoed The Malta Chamber Pre-Budget 2023 proposal calling for a point-system for new construction applications for all new builds commending and fast-tracking net-zero contracts.
He also explained that engineers are a crucial cog in the country’s journey towards more enhanced environmental climate practices in the construction sector, adding that due recognition and consultation from policy makers should be sought from the profession to reflect realities on the ground and make policy work.
In his remarks, Ing De Marco explained that The Malta Chamber advocates its policy making from a 5-pillar perspective, with Sustainability being one of them. He gave examples how The Malta Chamber provides a platform for engineers within its thematic and business sections as part of its conviction that Industry is the real driver of change.