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Title: Environmental challenges in Malta
Authors: Briguglio, Marie
Moncada, Stefano
Keywords: Malta -- Economic conditions
Environmental policy -- Malta
Environmental protection -- Malta
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: The Green Economics Institute
Citation: Briguglio, M., & Moncada, S. (2014). Environmental challenges in Malta. In M. S. Gale de Oliveira, M. Kennet, S. Amaral, E. Tezza, M. Briguglio & D. Salman (Eds.), The greening of the Mediterranean (pp. 52-57). Reading: The Green Economics Institute.
Abstract: The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks that produce them are critical to the functioning of the Earth’s life-support system (de Groot, Wilson and Boumans, 2002). They contribute to human well-being - indeed to its very existence - and as such by their nature, represent a flow of economic value. Intrinsic functions apart, the environment also provides services which are sometimes classified as source and sink functions to the economy - the environment acts as a source of renewable and exhaustible resources, and as a sink for all emissions and waste generated by every economic and social activity (Pearce and Turner, 1990). Often by default, dependence on the environment is an implicit economic strategy: without environmental inputs, much of the economic competitiveness of countries or recorded growth would scarcely be achievable.
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