Country profile



General Statistics:

  • Population: 2.8 million (2011 national census).
  • GDP: US$11.5 billion (World Bank estimate)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 8.4 million metric tons gross emissions in 2009, on a carbon-dioxide equivalent basis.
  • Energy use per capita: 112,140 Kg of oil, 2013.

Important Initiatives related to Climate Change:

INDC: In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), submitted to the UNFCCC in 2015, Albania set a target of reducing emissions 11.5% below business-as-usual levels by 2030. This represents just over 700,000 tons of emissions mitigation in the year 2030. The text of Albania’s INDC can be viewed here.

NEEAP: Albania has produced its National Energy Efficiency Action Plan. The Action Plan may be found here.


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Trainings and webinars

The LEDS GP Energy Toolkit 2.0 - Leading instruments and methodologies for sustainable energy planning

September 22, 2017

Alexander Ochs presents the LEDS GP Energy Toolkit, a collection of leading instruments for low emission planning in the energy sector.

Regional statistics

Assessment of Renewable Energy Action Plan Implementation

November 20, 2016

Assessment of renewable energy action plan implementation and the progress of renewable energy in the Energy Community.

Trainings and webinars

Exploring integrated energy action plans for a sustainable transition in the InSMART project

October 26, 2017

Alessandro Chiodi, Rocco De Miglio and Luís Dias present how the InSMART methodology was used in the cities of Cesena, Nottingham and Évora.

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