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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Libraries and Reports

Center for Climate Strategies Online Library

November 20, 2016

This library contains how-to guides, scientific studies and examples of legislative language and executive orders, as well as explanations and examples of policy development processes focused on climate change.

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South East Europe Electricity Roadmap - Regional Report 2017

September 21, 2017

The South East Europe Electricity Roadmap (SEERMAP) project develops electricity sector scenarios until 2050.

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Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action Pipeline

November 20, 2016

The NAMA Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all submissions to the UNFCCC from developing countries and countries in transition for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions.

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