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Green Climate Fund in Albania Launches Call for Proposals
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Green Climate Fund in Albania Launches Call for Proposals

TIRANA, September 4 The Ministry of Tourism and Environment has launched a call for proposals to support projects in Albania funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The announcement made on Tuesday, September 2 on ministry’s official website, says that the National Designated Authority of the GCF in Albania, in collaboration with MTE invites all the interested...

Climate Change Burning Issue on Albania’s Sea
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Climate Change Burning Issue on Albania’s Sea

TIRANA, August 29 A study published recently by a French group of researchers of the National Centre for Meteorological Research, and the Toulouse University, shows that the climate change is killing the fishes and other living species in the seas. The data were collected since 1982 up to nowadays, and show that the Mediterranean Sea...

Save the Date for Energy Expo & Forum 2019 Tirana
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Save the Date for Energy Expo & Forum 2019 Tirana

TIRANA, August 2 The third edition of the international Energy Expo & Forum will take place in the Albanian capital on 4 – 5 October 2019. The forum offers opportunities and supports communication and cooperation in the energy sector and leads to novelties and contemporary scientific research for the energy sector in Albania and regional...

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...

Recent Fires throughout Albania Were Intentionally Set
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Recent Fires throughout Albania Were Intentionally Set

TIRANA, March 25 Officials say that the recent bush fires in different regions throughout Albania were intentionally set. Chairman of the General Directorate of Civil Emergencies Haki Cako said that a total of 69 fires burned over 167 hectares of grazing land and forests in protected areas during the last 22 days. “Starting March 3rd...

Albania’s Law on Climate Change Ready by 2018
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Albania’s Law on Climate Change Ready by 2018

TIRANA, June 7 Albania will prepare the legal framework for the climate protection program by 2018. Representatives from the Ministry of Environment say that the legal package will fill the gap in climate policy and also ensure air quality conforming to the Paris Agreement. The specialists confirmed for Scan TV that besides the reduction of...

Law on Residence Permit for Businessmen Gets Parliament’s OK
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Law on Residence Permit for Businessmen Gets Parliament’s OK

TIRANA, July 15 The new draft law on residence permit criteria for foreigners was adopted by the Albanian Parliament during Thursday’s session. The draft law that consists of tough criteria for obtaining a temporary residence permit for foreign businessmen that invest in Albania passed in a 74-0 vote. According to the draft-law, a foreign businessman...