The Maltese government is actively integrating Agenda 2030 into its daily operations, as outlined in the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) survey response, where it announced the following measures:
- Assurance of policy cohesion between ministries, NGOs and citizens;
- Alignment of SDGs and their 169 targets to render them nationally relevant and address the core Maltese objectives for sustainable development;
- Establishment of focal points in all line ministries to create ownership and raise awareness of Agenda 2030;
- Adoption of appropriate indicators to reflect the national situation.
The Sustainable Development Directorate in the Ministry for Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change is pursuing the objective of ensuring that all line ministries and other public bodies carry out their tasks regarding the implementation of the National Sustainable Development Strategy and other implementation measures originating from the 2012 SD Act.
The Sustainable Development Network functions as a coordinating mechanism across government, ensuring policy coherence for sustainable development.
Implementation occurs primarily through the Annual budget, which the government uses to announce relevant actions per SDG across government.
Malta indicated that it considers the EU to have an important role to play in the process of implementing and monitoring Agenda 2030, but that it is also concerned about the duplication of processes at regional / international level.