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Albania

TOTAL POPULATION

2.9 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

5,700 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

6,245,900 kt Europe and Central Asia, YEAR 2014

“To reduce CO2 emissions compared to the baseline scenario in the period of 2016 and 2030 by 11.5 %”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Albania’s nature is, for now, remarkably pristine. On the densest and most urban of continents, it has become harder and harder to find unspoiled rivers, unexplored peaks and deserted beaches. Albania has all three. The country is host to 30% of the flora and 42% of fauna species of Europe. There are 799 protected areas, with national parks covering nearly 14% of the nation’s total area. 

However, protected area status means nothing to a changing climate. Similarly to southern Europe, the most likely models predict a drop in rainfall of about 20% by 2050, leading to more frequent droughts in the country - impacting agriculture and hydroelectricity. The drought in 2007 caused a national energy shortage after partially shutting down the second largest hydropower plant. In relative terms, it was not objectively a bad drought, but the impacts were widespread and it is not a welcome sign of things to come. 

Meanwhile, Albanian rivers are under attack. Plans to build as many as 1,000 dams across the region put in immediate danger the fish stock, harm the balance of the ecosystems, and reduce the already limited flow of rivers. The rivers are also under threat from reducing precipitation and rising temperatures (which also, incidentally, impacts the effectiveness of the dams). 

The effects of deforestation and sea level increase at the Adriatic coastline are visible. In some places, the sea has progressed 50m further onto the land and the resulting increased salinity is killing off the remaining flora. The degradation of forests is still ongoing and is terrible for two reasons. First, this increases the risk of natural disasters, such as droughts, floods and landslides. Second, it means biodoversity is under increased threat from habitat loss and disruption.

Albania is not a member of the EU and therefore cannot rely as much on continental solidarity and protective legislation. It is working with the World Bank to find and implement climate change adaptation measures to protect its energy and agriculture sectors. Hopefully its beautiful nature and range of species will be considered as the country moves forward.


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DATA INSIGHTS

Albania is classified as an upper middle-income country by the World Bank. Albania's position in the fight against climate change is better understood by observing its historical of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of Albania’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

Albania Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Albania’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

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Albania Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Albania’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Albania Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Albania Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Albania’s performance on sustainable development

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Albania Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Albania’s performance on sustainable development

Albania  Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)
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