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MIE Approves Solar Energy Use from Small Producers
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MIE Approves Solar Energy Use from Small Producers

TIRANA, June 21 Small producers of renewable energy that use this energy for their personal needs are now allowed to connect with the distribution network and to exchange this energy with the Electricity Distribution Operator (in Albanian OSHEE). The instruction was signed by the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) Belinda Balluku. For almost 3...

What About Climate Change Action in Albania?
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What About Climate Change Action in Albania?

TIRANA, 19 June While Albania still struggles with waste management infrastructure and its dependence on Hydropower energy generation, the country still has no strategy, or legal framework, or an assessment of the long-term economic impacts of climate change. Over a month ago, on 17 May the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) published a document on...

Puka’s Model for Sustainable Development
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Puka’s Model for Sustainable Development

TIRANA, May 13 Puka region located in North Albania has a natural potential for sustainable economic development. Both municipalities of Puka and Fushe Arrez have a population of about 33,000 people and over 60 percent of the population lives in remote villages. According to AgroPuka, a non-profit organization, the region’s resources vary from forestry products...

Take the Global Survey on Sustainability and SDGs
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Take the Global Survey on Sustainability and SDGs

TIRANA, April 19 What does sustainability mean to you? Help stimulate and accelerate the process of change towards sustainable development in our society by sharing your thoughts. Your opinion is required. What is the Global Survey? The Global Survey picks up on expectations and opinions on matters concerning sustainability, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals,...

How to Conserve Life Under Water in Albania’s Only Marine Park
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How to Conserve Life Under Water in Albania’s Only Marine Park

TIRANA, March 1 This story was originally published by UNDP EURASIA under the headline: Albania’s Stunning Coastal Beauty Turquoise waters. Rich underwater fauna and biodiversity. Ruins of sunken Greek, Roman and World War II ships. This is Karaburun-Sazan, the first and only national marine park of Albania. The park covers a marine area stretching 1.9 km...

GREEN VLORA Helps Businesses to Tackle the Plastic Problem and Promote Sustainability
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GREEN VLORA Helps Businesses to Tackle the Plastic Problem and Promote Sustainability

TIRANA, February 21 The harbor city of Vlora looks gorgeous surrounded by the deep blue Ionian Sea, yet someone says that a touch of green would have a tremendous economic and environmental impact. Francine Talei Wong, a frequent visitor to Albania, recently founded GREEN VLORA project. This is an innovative anti-plastic initiative that is helping...

Why Albania Needs a Designated Dark Sky Park?
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Why Albania Needs a Designated Dark Sky Park?

TIRANA, February 8 Searching for nigh skies dark as coal? Albania is the right place. Even though there are no official Dark Sky Reserves and not much information available online, Albania is a perfect destination for the people looking for a milky filled sky, twinkling constellations, and shooting stars. Astro-tourism is a rising trend in...