03 Mar, 2022

The Framework of Priority Actions on Climate Change, which is an integrated part of the National Strategy for Climate Change is based almost entirely on a document titled National Adaptation Plan for Albania, NAP. The development of the National Adaptation Plan for Albania was a process that, lasted two years from 2016 to 2018. The work for development of the document was assisted by PlanAdapt, which in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Environment (MoTE), Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MoIE) and the Inter-ministerial Working Group for Climate Change (IWGCC), as well as in cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) guided the process.

This report is the second monitoring document subject to the monitoring process of the National Strategy for Climate Change, NSCC initiated in year 2021. The first phase included an input-based monitoring of the strategy (involved aspects included: legal and policy framework, financing, and institutional capacity development on climate). Monitoring of National Action Plan aims to assess the extent to which measures have been implemented and to assist planners and decisionmakers in reviewing and prioritizing interventions of adaption to climate change.

This second monitoring report covers a three-year timespan from the approval in 2019 of NSCC, to the end of 2021. It has reviewed priority measures of the National Action Plan by sectors, based on the relevant institutions responsible for strategy implementation, such as: environment, infrastructure and energy, agriculture, health, etc. To ensure the collection of raw data, the working team designed a series of assessing questions, specific to each measure. These questions have served as a guideline for collecting data and assessing the progress in the lenses of the interviewed officials. In cases when this process could not proceed due to the absence of a responsible person, questions were regarded as research assumptions for collecting information through the desk review of various sources of information like publications, progress reports, media reports, or other actors and CSO reports.

The main objectives of this monitoring report are:

• To provide decision makers with an information framework that improves the decision-making process towards climate change;

• To increase knowledge among civil society actors on progress of National Action Plan implementation;

• To encourage the participation and action of CSOs in climate decision-making processes.

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This report is developed by The Resource Environmental Center Albania ( in partnership with Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Office in Albania ( as part of the Program ‘Engaging Civil Society Organisations in decision making’