Erjola Keci – Faculty of Professional Studies, “Aleksander Moisiu” University, Currila street, 2001, Durres, Albania

Climate Change;
Implementation of the EU
Paris Agreement;
EU Regulations


Abstract: The paper represents a detailed overview and analysis of the na­tional legal setting and related requirements to fully align national climate change legislation with the respective EU legislation in Albania; the paper is focused mainly on the climate change legal setup and policy and its interac­tion with water and environment management process, as well as energy, agriculture, urban and economic development in Albania. This assessment aims to identify the findings, gaps, and possible future steps to improve wa­ter and environment resources management and their sustainable use in the country.

Although Albania’s national climate policy, which establishes a compre­hensive legal and inter-institutional framework for climate action at the na­tional level and the endorsement of the National Climate Change Strate­gy, the country still needs further efforts and concrete actions to transpose, fully align and enforce the EU legislation and regulations related to climate change and contribute to mitigation of its effects in water, environment and other related sectors.

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Keci, E. (2023). Climate Change Legal Setup, EU Acquis, Implementation and Interaction with Water, Environment, and Cross-Cutting Sectors in Albania. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2023: Vol 7. Conference Proceedings (pp. 299-310). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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