Environmental Performance Reviews: Albania

Second Review

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The present publication takes stock of the progress made by Albania in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2002. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second Environmental Performance Reviews also covers 10 issues of importance to Albania related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular the sustainable management of water resources, waste management, forestry, biodiversity and protected areas, energy and environment, and environmental health.



Energy and environment

At present, the Albanian electric power system is experiencing severe problems. Hydropower represents more than 95 per cent of Albania’s domestic generation and there is additional potential as well as plans to extend the capacities of HPPs. This development reliant on this energy source may in the future cause a significant decrease in power generation in the event of reduced water inflow. Such unreliability in energy supply is the main problem in the energy sector.


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