Climate action

Goal: 
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There is no country in the world that is not experiencing first-hand the drastic effects of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and are now more than 50 percent higher than their 1990 level. While Eastern Europe and Central Asia is not a big producer of greenhouse gas emissions, the region is suffering disproportionately from the consequences of climate change.

Floods in the Western Balkans have destroyed homes and displaced thousands of people. Shrinking glaciers and dwindling water resources in Central Asia could seriously impact irrigation and hydropower generation. Moldova and southern Ukraine are experiencing severe droughts, with major agricultural losses.

But across the region, people are mobilizing to cut greenhouse gas emissions, save lives and help communities cope. The capital of Croatia has vowed to become a carbon zero city by 2050. Unprecedented steps are being taken in the peatlands of Belarus to keep carbon safely stored in the ground. Georgia now has sophisticated early warning systems and better protection against flooding.

Global warming is having a drastic impact on the lives of people. Let's act now. 

Goals in Action

Tirana 24 October 2017. To celebrate United Nations Day, twenty-five public and private universities and faculties in Albania signed an agreement committing to play an active role to advance Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The...

20 October 2017, Valencia Cities can and should play a crucial role in the “radical change” needed to address the problem of hunger, malnutrition and food waste, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva...

The Joint work plan of the Environment and Climate Change Outcome of the United Nations –Government of Albania Programme of Cooperation is up and running!

After a productive dialogue between counterparts from participating ministries,...

1. Your Excellency, you have been in Albania for over a year now being the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in this Balkan country. In the first place, how do you find your position as UN Resident...