Enhancing Ministry's ability to implement and enforce legislation

Legislation Review

IBECA is reviewing all legal acts and documents in the Albanian environmental legislation and identifying where the gaps are regarding law transposition and implementation.

This includes air, water, nature, chemicals, industrial and marine pollution, and climate change. Our experts are analysing how appropriate and adequate the Albanian legislation is.

This is answering questions about where the country stands in response to EU legislation, what further steps must be taken to fill the existing gaps, and how to solve possible conflicts.

Drafting of Legal Acts

The Ministry of Environment receives assistance in drafting primary and secondary legal acts.

After gaps are identified in the review, our team works with the Ministry to transpose the missing EU acts and to implement primary legislation and plans that respond to each EU Directive.

In addition, the Ministry is supported in adopting and ratifying relevant international conventions that touch on environment or climate change.

Institutional Capacities

The gap analysis carried out by IBECA reveals not only whether environmental and climate change laws are in place, but also a critical review of the capacity to implement them.

Based on this we address the capacities of institutions and work to strengthen their functioning, with the view to implement the EU Acquis legislation.

An important part of our work here involves the raising of awareness among inspectors, experts, businesses, and the wider public.

Strategies and Plans

The IBECA project assists the Ministry of Environment in developing and enforcing strategies and plans. They include:

    1. Developing the National Action Plan of Air Quality

    2. Developing an Integrated Strategy and Action Plan on Climate Change

    3. Preparing adaptation plans at river basin level

    4. Implementing the updated

Administrative Capacities

IBECA assists the Ministry of Environment and other institutions in improving administrative capacities. In particular it focuses on:

    Meeting administrative obligations arising from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol

    Establishing a sector-wide approach and plan to address problems fully at systemic level

    Implement the Integrated Institutional Development Plan prepared under the previous SELEA project