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.



Economic instruments and expenditures for environmental protection

Albania’s environmental management is based mainly on command and control regulatory instruments (permitting, inspections), although economic instruments have been strengthened in some areas since the first EPR. The latter are used largely as income generators although there are cases where their structure supports environmental objectives. It is important to strengthen existing instruments and to establish new ones or re-establish abolished ones.


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