10 th REReP Task Force meeting November 27 th , 2007 Brussels, Belgium. Albania Key challenges and possible solutions. Shpresa Mezini Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration. Key Challenge Waste management -1. Albania has progressed with the waste legislation.
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10thREReP Task Force meeting
November 27th, 2007
Key challenges and
Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration
Due to lack of financial resources, the later is not yet supported with the necessary infrastructure (temporary or definitive landfills, regional or local) according to European standards; consequently, combined with other factors, this situation results in low enforcement of the law.
- Sharra dumpsite project (6 MEuro)
- SIDA supported waste project in the Korca Region (1,6 MEuro)
- Feasibility study and detailed design for Shkodra landfill have been enabled with the support of the Italian Government (Toskana region)
The environmental legislation in Albania is completed and improved
by new laws and by laws.
Draft Laws in the approval/adoption process
D/law “On the protection from international traffic of the flora and fauna species at risk”
D/law “On some amendments of the Law on Protected Areas”
D/law “On some amendments of the Law on environmental protection”
D/law “On some amendments of the Law on Water Resources”
D/law “On the protection of medicinal and oleaginous plants”
NEW STRATEGIC DOCUMENTS
2007 - new “National Environmental Strategy and Action Plan” (supported by EU), due to be adopted by the Albanian Government in Nov. 2007.
“Strategy on fishing” - adopted
In accordance with the National Strategy and Action Plan for the implementation of Aahrus Convention and the observations of the Compliance Committee of the Convention, the Ministry drafted a new Action Plan on the implementation of Aarhus Convention, aiming the improvement of the public information and public participation in the environmental issues.
During the years 2006 – 2007, according to the National Plan for the Implementation of the SAA and the annual analytic programme, the following legal acts are adopted:
Reduction of environmental pollution, especially the traditional pollution at
the hot spots identified by UNEP, are the main goals of the MoEFWA in the
short and medium term priority.
Implementation and practice
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed on 31/05/2005, on
“Cooperation in the field of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
under art. 12 of the Kyoto Protocol”
An Annex I to the MoU is signed on Feb. 17, 2007, on the continuation of
the technical and legal assistance to the DNA for building and enhancing local capacities in the preparation of PINs (Project Idea Notes) and PDDs (Project Design Documents) in the framework of CDM of the Kyoto Protocol.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea of the Republic of Italy and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration of the Republic of Albania on “Cooperation for Environmental Protection” is under negotiation. The aim of this MoU will be the development of joint programs, initiatives and projects dealing with the prevention and/or reduction of environmental pollution, environmental protection and promotion of sustainable development.