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Climate Vulnerability Assessments Albania

An Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability, Risk, and Adaptation in Albania’s Energy Sector Understanding Energy Sector Vulnerability Many countries are increasingly vulnerable to destructive weather events — floods, droughts, windstorms, or other parameters. The vulnerability is driven in part by recent extremes in climate variability but also by countries’ sensitivity to events exacerbated by past practices, socioeconomic conditions, or legacy issues. The degree to which vulnerability to weather affects the countries’ economies is driven by their coping or adaptive capacities. Seasonal weather patterns, weather variability, and extreme events can affect the production......

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Energy Albania
September 01, 2015

Energy Albania

Vulnerabilities Albania – Now Hydropower makes up a significant percentage (about 20 %) of the total installed capacity for electricity generation in Europe (1). It is estimated that the gross hydropower potential would decrease from...


Coastal flood risk in Albania
September 01, 2015

Coastal flood risk in Albania

Vulnerabilities – Coastal flood risk in Albania A sea level rise is projected up to 24 cm by 2050 and up to 61 cm by 2100. This will result in the gradual inundation of low...


Biodiversity in Albania
September 01, 2015

Biodiversity in Albania

Biodiversity in numbers The mountainous relief, the different geological straits and tips of soil, and the overlapping of Central Europe with Mediterranean climate are the main factors for having such an ecosystem diversity and biodiversity...


Agriculture and Horticulture Albania
September 01, 2015

Agriculture and Horticulture Albania

Agriculture and horticulture in numbers Europe Agriculture accounts for only a small part of gross domestic production (GDP) in Europe, and it is considered that the overall vulnerability of the European economy to changes that...


Climate change Albania
September 01, 2015

Climate change Albania

The climate of Albania Albania has a typically Mediterranean climate characterised by mild winters with abundant precipitation and hot, dry summers. The annual mean air temperature varies widely over the territory from 7°C over the...


Gas diplomacy in the Balkans...
August 31, 2015

Gas diplomacy in the Balkans…

Natural gas diplomacy in the Balkans is set to intensify, the result of more initiatives put forward by the United States and Russia.  In Greece, which has just entered yet another pre-election period, Energy Minister...


Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects
August 31, 2015

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security. After the Western Balkans summit, which took place...


EU Western Balkans boost energy ties
August 28, 2015

EU Western Balkans boost energy ties

At the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič was expected to look for ways to boost energy infrastructure and connectivity as well as regional cooperation. Non-EU members Albania,...


EU urged to help Western Balkans phase out coal
August 28, 2015

EU urged to help Western Balkans phase out coal

As leaders meet in Vienna to discuss closer cooperation, they must address the energy transition, argues CAN Europe  The EU should use its influence with Western Balkan states to wean them off coal. That was...


Bulgaria seeks to attract Azerbaijani investment in energy sector.
August 27, 2015

Bulgaria seeks to attract Azerbaijani investment in energy sector.

Bulgaria intends to attract Azerbaijani investment in its energy sector. The Bulgarian government has delivered a package of energy cooperation projects to Azerbaijan, Emil Karimov said. The Azerbaijani ambassador to Bulgaria told Trend on August...


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