Environmental democracy

WFD Albania has partnered with the Resource Environmental Centre Albania (REC Albania) to monitor the implementation of the Action Plan of the National Strategy on Climate Change (NSCC), 2020-2030.
This is the second monitoring report for the National Strategy for Climate Change that started back in 2021. The report covers a three-year timespan from 2019 to 2021.

While science is clear on the urgency, impacts and the range of technological and policy solutions, political systems have lagged to produce the decisive action required to address adequately climate change and environmental degradation. Climate change crises and environmental degradation are therefore to a large extent consequence of governance and political failures.

As the world’s governments come together for the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, there is a deep sense of foreboding. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has confirmed that every region on Earth is experiencing dangerous climate change as a result of human
activity. The UN Secretary General calls this moment ‘code red’ for the planet.

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in Albania helped conduct a research regarding the National Strategy and its implementation. In cooperation with Resource Environmental Center Albania (REC), we prepared a report aiming to assist legislative and decision-making authorities at the central level, the units responsible for cross-sectoral policies in respective institutions, sectors covering technical and monitoring climate features, and civil society actors.

Some of the key questions the report aims to answer are: