by AgroWeb on March 1, 2017

How Moving to Albania Made Me a More Environmentally Friendly Person

Before moving to Albania, I’ve never realized just how many things I was taking for granted. Where I come from or have ever lived at, there was always central heating, 24/7 hot and cold water supply and extremely rare occasions of electricity cuts. So imagine my surprise when I moved to Albania and some of the things that I always considered as the matter of fact, here instead were real &...

by AgroWeb on October 21, 2016

Climate changes pose serious threat to country’s security and welfare

Climate changes pose serious threats to the country’s security and welfare, with agriculture being the worst affected sector of the economy“ Minister of Environment Lefter Koka said during the presentation of the Third National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in a three-year long process involving national institutions, climate change ...

by AgroWeb on October 11, 2016

Tirana’s apartment complex - transformation of public spaces to farms

Designing a large apartment complex near the Construction Engineering Faculty building in Tirana required a great mind, and surely a foreigner. It was the distinguished architect Daniel Libeskind who designed the buildings and decided that the public space in between these city apartments should belong to the people and not become parking lots or a place full of kiosks. Libeskind hoped that the ...

by AgroWeb on October 6, 2016

The Paris Agreement is officially a done deal

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on November 4, after a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the agreement's strong international support a "testament for the urgency of action." The deal takes effect 30 days ...

by AgroWeb on September 29, 2016

Valbona on route to remain a keepsake

On September 28th, 2016, at 8 o’clock in the morning, bulldozers were put into position in Dragobi and the Maskollata region of Valbona National Park. By 11 o’clock in the morning, the mountains echoed with the sound of destruction. Today’s actions are the latest in a battle which began in January 2016, when plans were learned to construct 14 hydropower plants along just 30 ...

by AgroWeb on September 22, 2016

Car Free Day - Improving air quality?

Today is the World Car Free Day. One day a year is set aside to try and avoiding using cars and cycling, walking or using public transport instead. Car Free Day aims to take the heat off the planet for just one day by encouraging people to be less dependent on their cars and try alternatives. Albania as numerous countries across the globe, participated in the Car-free Day initiative. Organized ...

by AgroWeb on September 6, 2016

Albania among top 5 countries most at risk from pollution

Among all other problems and issues, uncertainties and concerns, a new ‘killer’ is threating Albania, a silent killer. This is how pollution is called because the very air we breathe, the water we drink and the food that we eat are all affected by pollution. Albanians cannot be isolated from the effects of a polluted environment. Yes, even though Albanian citizens are aware of that, ...

by AgroWeb on July 22, 2016

Albanians Between Meat and Environment

If there’s no meat, there’s no food. You can hear it from almost every Albanian, especially middle-aged ones, who still maintains that "If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?" may be due to the past memories when the meat was so scarce considered as ‘luxury’, or may be because Albania’s food is based very heavily ...

by AgroWeb on July 15, 2016

Albania Ratifies the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Albania, through the parliament, ratified on Thursday the Paris Agreement on climate change as 87 MP's voted pro, respecting the momentum and importance of this historic and ambitious agreement. Official sources from the Albanian Parliament told AgroWeb that at least 10 MP’s were supposed to discuss on the Paris Agreement ratification, as they personally had requested. But no one talked ...

by AgroWeb on July 11, 2016

The ozone hole to be healed completely by 2050?

The ozone hole is almost the first thing Albanians link with environmental issues and climate change. Mainly using it as a ‘joke’ describing that every harm we do to the environment expands the ozone hole, consistently not understanding the core of the problem. As a rule, in journalism especially in Albania, bad news is good news. But this is for sure not the case. We’ve got ...

by AgroWeb on July 6, 2016

Albanian Coast, What to Expect this Season

If you are about to head to the beach this year, focus on taking along only your beach essentials and leave your cares about hygiene at home. Try to enjoy the sun, get a tan and spend every last drop of that sunscreen. It will not be necessary for you to bother about any hygiene concerns. At least that is what state officials are saying. In an interview for AgroWeb, Minister of Environment Lefter ...

by AgroWeb on June 5, 2016

Environment Day - Albania Approves Hunting Moratorium

On June 5 of each year we honor the incredible natural heritage of the Earth celebrating the World Environment Day. The day, which was established in 1972 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, remembers the first major summit to talk about global environment: the Stockholm Conference on the Environment. From that big meeting it was born the UNEP, the United Nations Environment ...

by AgroWeb on October 22, 2015

9 Tips to Protect Your Future

Sustainability is defined as capacity to endure. But are we capable to endure as a human race living unsustainably as we do?  The fact is that by August 13 we have already used up the planet’s surplus of natural resources for the year 2015, plunging into its principal supply. Sustainability as a concept is often seen as a prerogative of municipalities, local authorities, businesses and ...

by AgroWeb on October 6, 2015

Environmental protection at your fingertips

In the innovation era where almost everything is connected with mobile apps, every one of us, especially in Albania, is expecting to have “the world” in a smartphone and so having some kind of power to change the world. Many apps claim to give us that kind of power but a new environmentally focused tool can assist any of us in doing our part to protect the world or let’s ...

by AgroWeb on June 25, 2015

Pope Francis 10 commandments on climate change

Environment has a new big fan. And what a fan! Pope Francis himself. With the publication of the encyclical on climate change, “Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home”, the Pope has stirred quite a debate that has been front and center in the media and politics in these days. The landmark document, which critiques strongly the consumerism and warns us on the danger of ...

by AgroWeb on June 17, 2015

En Route to Albanian Deserts

When most of us think of desertification, we think of dried land, scorching sun, and little or no precious water. We think of faraway lands; therefore, of little relevance to us. Well, guess what? We are plain wrong. Today, desertification is also spreading in Europe; our neighbors Italy and Greece know something about it. And slowly it is also progressing on our country with 17% of Albania’...

by AgroWeb on June 5, 2015

Environment’s Day of Seven Billion Dreams

The Earth is our home, the only one we have available. On June 5 of each year we honor the incredible natural heritage of the Earth celebrating the World Environment Day. The day, which was established in 1972 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, remembers the first major summit to talk about global environment: the Stockholm Conference on the Environment. From that big meeting it was ...

by AgroWeb on May 19, 2015

The Environmental Film Festival kicks off its third edition in Albania

Are you a nature lover, a film fan and worried about conservation? Then, the Environmental Film Festival looks like its custom made for your biggest passions: movies and environment. The third annual event which kicked off last weekend in Tirana and will follow throughout the whole week (17 to 23 May) will feature a program created to offer views on global and local environmental issues, with a ...