Victor Axiak appointed chairman of environment authority

Former chairman of Church's environment commission to head new ERA

Victor Asicak (Photo: Ray Attard)
Victor Asicak (Photo: Ray Attard)

The new environment and resources authority (ERA) that will serve as the second authority in the newly de-merged Malta Environment and Planning Authority, will be headed by Prof. Victor Axiak, the former chair of the Church's environment commission.

Prof. Axiak has been a vocal critic of governmental policies in the fields of environment and land use.

In 2014, he was appointed as chair of a scientific consultative committee on the environment by the government.


The ERA's vice chairperson and social policy officer will be Carmen Buttigieg.

The representative for NGOs on the ERA board will be Prof. Alan Deidun, the noted biologist and environmental journalist.

Other board members will be Alan Pulis, Prof. Alfred Vella, Dr jason Bonnici, architect Ruben Abela, Dr Louise Spiteri, Alexia Pisani, and Prof. Maria Attard as a representative of the Opposition.

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