The South-East Regional Committee (SERC) is relatively young as a system of governance. It was established and set-up through the amendment of the Local Councils Act in 2009 which establishing the South-East Region as one of the 5 Regions of the Maltese Islands (Article 37A(1) of the Local Council Act). The functions of the Regional Committees are established by the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government in the form of regulations following consultation with the Local Councils Association. The Regional Committee encompasses 15 Councils extending from the Grand Harbour in the West to the Port of Marsaxlokk in the East. This Action Plan was established to guide regeneration and development for the next 5 years and to comply to the obligations set in the United Nations Global Cities Compact (UNGCCP) and the Ten Principles. The South-East Region is a signatory to UNGCCP since 2014 and currently it is seeking membership to the Covenant of Mayors to spur further the sustainability communities policy which is a cross-sectoral component of this Plan.
CIRCLES OF SUSTAINABILITY & CITY SCAN
IN THE PAST TWO YEARS SERC HAS BEEN COMMITTED IN DEVELOPING SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS. THIS HAS BEEN POSSIBLE THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF UN GLOBAL COMPACT TOOLS AS IN THE CASE OF CIRCLES OF SUSTAINABILITY AND CITY SCAN.
"....to progress in social equity and justice, environmental sustainability and good governance in the urban environment"
ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY, and managing projects DIRECTED TOWARDS SOCIALLY SUSTAINABLE outcomes
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