We organised the Third Local Event on Friday , 25 March at a local business conference room. At the meeting participated representatives from environmental NGO’s, independent field experts and experts from the Municipality of Tirana.
The main discussions were focused on the most concerning environmental problems of the city of Tirana, such as : Air Pollution , Water Pollution , Energy Efficiency , Noise Pollution , Stray dogs care etc. More specific discussions were focused on Tirana Artificial Lake status, River of Tirana project, increase of bicycle lanes, Energy efficiency, etc.
Achievements and the improvements on the environment were brought to attention, such as the air quality, which has had a significant improvement in the last years. All the experts agreed that there is still much work to do, environmental issues are still present immediate measures are needed.
Within the European Union program "Europe for Citizens 2013", Municipality of Tirana has become part of the “ELAIN – Interbalkan Network of Environmental Local Authorities” project. ELAIN overall objective is to identify common environmental challenges, exchange best practices, monitoring of results, attracting the attention of the public and ultimately the development of a Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental compliance with the European framework. The project has 8 municipalities’ partners from 6 countries in the region: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia.
On July 29, 2014, at the environmental association G & G Group offices in Tirana was held the Second Local in the framework of the project. On this meeting participated representatives from civil society, local government officials, etc. During the meeting they discussed a variety of environmental problems such as air pollution in Tirana, water pollution, energy efficiencies, noise pollution etc. More in-depth discussions were held for Energy Building Code, Status of Artificial Lake, the use of bicycles as an alternative movement, improving of public transport etc..
The meeting reconfirmed the validity of Positioning Letter, drafted in consultation with all stakeholders some months ago in "The Environmental Convent of Tirana - 2013".
ELAIN project provides organization of 3 international meetings. The first international meeting was held in Tirana on March 31-April 2 at 'Hotel Doro City', with the participation of 54 representatives from all municipalities of the project.
1-st Local Event Tirana – Report
We organised the First Local Event on Wednesday 12 March at G&G Group office , a local NGO focused on Environmental Policies. At the meeting participated representants from environmental NGO’s, from other Communes (Local Government Bodies) around the city of Tirana, and from the Municipality of Tirana. The main discussions were focused on the most concerning environmental problems of the city of Tirana, such as : Air Pollution , Water Pollution , Energy Efficiency , Noise Pollution , Care for abandoned dogs, etc. More specific discussions were focused on Application of Buildings Energy Code , Tirana Artificial Lake status , use of bicycles as an alternative way of transport etc. The Local Event reconfirmed the “Position Paper” on environmental topics, that all the environmetnal stakeholders had approuved on a previeus round table called ‘’Environmental Conference of Tirana - Kuvendimi Mjedisor i Tiranes ‘’ hold on the Earth Day last year in Tirana.