Miriam Dalli

Hon. Dr. Miriam Dalli

Minister for Energy, Enterprise, and Sustainable Development

    Dr Miriam Dalli serves as Malta's Minister for Energy, Enterprise, and Sustainable Development. Since assuming office in 2020, she has been steadfast in her vision to align the island's economic success with the principles of sustainability, working towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

    Dr Dalli's tenure has been marked by her commitment to supporting businesses and implementing policies that promote both competitiveness and sustainability. By attracting new forms of investment, nurturing emerging industries, and incentivising the green economy, she aims to create a sustainable and vibrant economic landscape for Malta.

    Before taking on her ministerial role, Dr. Dalli had a distinguished career as a member of the European Parliament. During her time in the Parliament, she played a pivotal role in shaping important regulations and policies. Notably, she spearheaded the EU's efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from cars and vans, demonstrating her dedication to combating climate change. Additionally, she contributed to the EU's position on critical matters such as single-use plastics and pesticides.

    Dr. Dalli's expertise and leadership extend beyond her political roles. She holds a doctorate in Law, which adds depth and insight to her understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks. Her academic background, combined with her practical experience in sustainable development and energy, positions her as a knowledgeable and influential advocate for Malta's environmental and economic progress.

    All Sessions by Hon. Dr. Miriam Dalli

    11:00 am - 11:15 am
    MFCC, Ta'Qali

    Renewable Energy: Powering the Future

    (KEYNOTE) Phase Down, Phase Up or Phase Out? In December last year, COP28 showed us how narratives can be lopsided, how a country like Brazil can go from good guy to being branded traitor in the time it takes to sign an OPEC membership treaty and how action groups sprang up seemingly out of the woodwork, determined not to let anyone get away with anything. In this track, we benchmark what has been achieved to date and how we all have a part to play in demanding clean energy for a viable future.

    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    MFCC Ta'Qali

    (Track Keynote + panel) Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables - where are we now and where are we heading?

    The COP format has come under fire for being used as a fig leaf by the very countries and bodies determined to keep on exploiting oil and gas resources for financial gain for as long as possible. So what are the alternatives? And what will it take to embrace them fully?