Climate Risk Profile: Albania
This profile provides an overview of climate risk issues in Albania, including how climate change will potentially impact agriculture, water resources, human health, coastal zones, ecosystems and energy and infrastructure. The brief includes an overview of Albania, the climate and projected changes. Also included is information on sector impacts and vulnerabilities to climate change, the policy context and information regarding ongoing climate change projects in Albania.
Albania is a small county with a fragile economy reliant on the services, industrial and agriculture sectors, and faces a range of challenges in addressing climate change risks. The vulnerability of Albania’s energy supply and agriculture sector to climatic changes, combined with a series of recent heavy floods and landslides, are elevating climate change preparedness as a priority within Albania’s development planning. Climate projections in Albania include increases in temperature, more extreme weather, with floods, droughts and heat waves, and rainfall variability with decreasing summer averages.
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