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Driving Forces for Environmental Change

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  • Planning permissions granted for housing decreased by 40% between 2007 and 2008, but the 6,836 dwellings permitted were still in excess of annual household need, estimated at 2,000 units.
  • Fuel imports increased by 3.14% between 2004 and 2008.
  • Registered motor vehicles increased by 8.7% between 2004 and 2008.
  • Irrigated land area more than doubled between 2001 and 2005, while agricultural production fluctuated but exhibited an overall growth trend of 735 tonnes annually between 2004 and 2008.

Driving forces for environmental change Sub-report

DF1 Population density
DF2 Sectoral contributions to GDP
DF3 Housing permissions
DF4 Vehicle fleet per capita
DF5 Electricity generation
DF6 Daily number of tourists
DF7 Area covered by operational quarries

Population density
Sectoral contribution to GDP
Permissions for dwelling units and applications
Vehicle fleet per capita
Electricity generation
Fuel imports by type
Daily number of tourists
Area covered by operational quarries
Agricultural products sold through official markets

Population density change 1995-2005

Background documents & Links
A Proposal for a National Energy Policy for Malta
Census of Population and Housing 2005, Volume 1: Population
Census of Population and Housing 2005, Volume 2: Dwellings
A Draft Renewable Energy Policy for Malta
National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2008
Public Transport in Malta: A vision for Public Transport which fulfils public interest in the context of environmental sustainability
National Rural Development Strategy for the Programming Period 2007–2013
Transport Malta
Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs