Albania’s Second National Communication to the Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

I. General information
What is the type of the document?
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Other

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NATIONAL COMMUNICATION UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC)

Country:

Title of the programme/strategy:
Albania’s Second National Communication to the Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Title of the programme/strategy:
Albania’s Second National Communication to the Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Overview:
The main objective of this document is to develop and enhance national capacities and facilitate the process of mainstreaming climate change issues into national planning and policy, thus enabling the country to deal with climate change and consider it not only as environmental issue but as an issue of sustainable development. For Climate Change Research proposed mesurments see chapter 4. and 5. (

Background and rationale:
The Second National Communication is the second assessment of Albania’s present situation with regard to climate change. At the same time, it serves as the basis for future action, research, improvement, offering opportunities for policy refinement and development. This document goes beyond the reporting commitment of a non-Annex I Party, under the existing guidelines for the preparation of the National Communications to the UNFCCC. Albania, has developed the time series for GHG inventories for the period 1990 – 2000, has updated the mitigation analysis and has developed the Action Plan for Adaptation to facilitate the process of mainstreaming the climate vulnerability and adaptation response to the national planning and policy. A set of prioritized measures/technologies are recommended to bring GHG emissions reduction, cut energy demand and increase energy supply, contribute to sustainable development and enable Albania to mobilize resources from Kyoto or market based mechanisms. New resources have been mobilized on priority areas/technologies, like enabling activities to access carbon financing, Albanian program under Global Solar Water Heating Initiative, identification and implementation of adaptation measures in Drini – Mati River Deltas, low carbon and climate change resilient local development in the regions of Kukës and Lezhë, development of a set of project ideas for CDM projects, public awareness through the implementation of the climate change Communication Strategy, etc.

II. Detailed information
Start date
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23/11/2009

Research policy priorities targeted:

The programme/strategy was inspired by:

Geographic coverage:
Albania

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IV. How to find out more
Information source
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http://unfccc.int/national_reports/non-annex_i_natcom/items/2979.php

Administering agency:
Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration http://www.moe.gov.al/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=5&Itemid=28

Date of submission:
10/10/2010 14:29