Albania has ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. It will reduce use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases used mainly in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, which are thousands of times more harmful to the climate than CO2. The Kigali Amendment, which entered into force in January 2019, amends the Montreal Protocol […]

June 25, 2018 – A month after a study released in Nature indicated that emissions of CFC-11 had unexpectedly increased in recent years – despite a global ban on production since 2010 – investigations by the independent Environmental Investigation Agency and the New York Times are pointing to eight factories in China as a primary source […]

Environment Day 2018, His Excellency Mr.Blendi Klosi, Minister of Tourism and Environment, announced the ban for production, use, trade and import of single use plastic bags in Albania, starting from July 1 2018. Mr.Klosi underlined the importance of the protection and improvement of the human environment as a major issue, which affects the well being […]

In the framework of the Ratification  process for the Kigali Amendment, Ms. Sophia Mylona Senior Environment Affairs Officer of the Ozone Secretariat, undertook an official visit in Tirana on 17 -18 May 2018. The purpose of this visit included the commentary for the global importance of this process and Albania’s commitment and the necessary steps […]

The National Ozone Unit in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and National Business Center, organized in Tirana  the “Training  on Ozone Depleting Substances and Licensing System in Albania”. This training workshop was attended by representatives from Ministry of Tourism and Environment, National Business Center and other stakeholders. The training has been delivered […]

Dear colleagues, Today is the International Ozone Day, an annual event that commemorates the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Countries around the world are celebrating this day under the theme ‘Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united’. This year’s #OzoneDay is observed at a time […]

Each year, on September 16, the global community celebrates International Ozone Day by promoting activities and information in accordance with the objectives of the Montreal Protocol. The Montreal Protocol, signed in 1987, is considered to be the most successful international environmental treaty to date. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement marked […]