Striving to Adapt to Climate Change: Lessons from Albania

By Laureta Dibra, Lindita Tafaj and Alexandre Borde

Albania is suffering from the effects of extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts and heat waves. During the last 10 years, floods have devastated regions and cities such as Shkodër, Tiranë, Vlorë and Fier, and posed a significant threat to Albania’s economy, ecosystems and people’s health. Recurring floods caused USD 218 million in damage […]

Albania Strategizes Funding Adaptation in Cities

The Government of Albania is working on a project to mobilize funds to enable the implementation of adaptation policies in six of the country’s most vulnerable cities to climate change. On October 3 in Tirana, stakeholders from different levels of government met to learn more about the project, which aims to raise USD 50 million, […]

How Albania Is Integrating Climate Change Adaptation Into the Medium-Term Budget

by Anila Çili, IISD

Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into a country’s medium-term budget is a multi-dimensional, continuous process that takes time. Recently, Albania successfully took on this challenge. As with any new policy that has relevant impacts in several sectors of the economy at once—as is the case with climate change adaptation—a transitional period is required to understand the […]

Albania launches plan to prepare for climate change impacts

International representatives from the Philippines and Grenada, also members of the NAP Global Network, attended the event to share their experiences.

TIRANA, JUNE 29, 2016 — The Albanian government has launched its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to prepare for the impacts of climate change. “We are very pleased to launch Albania’s National Adaptation Plan, which represents a collaborative vision for protecting Albanian communities from the threats posed by a changing climate,” said Laureta Dibra, Head of […]