Gozo is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea, which belongs to Malta territory. Its location is relatively close to the island of Malta (about 5 km from the closest point), and it measures about 14,4 km long and 6 km wide. Gozo’s main sources of income come from tourism, agriculture and fishing. According to 2021 census, Gozo’s population is 39 287 (also including Comino Island).
As part of the national effort, the Government of Malta has declared its intention to make the island of Gozo carbon neutral. This is in line with Malta’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. Furthermore, Gozo will be the leading region in the Maltese Islands to achieve this target, as per political mandate Malta Flimkien. The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) will develop of a long-term Decarbonisation Plan for the island of Gozo.