Institute for Environmental Policy
Tirana, Tirana

tel: +355 682450332    fax: + 355 42 234851
Areas / Sector of Interests
  • Human Rights
  • Enviroment and Forests
Executive Director
Edvin Pacara
Mission Statement
IEP is dedicated to enhancing environmental sustainability in Albania through policies, projects, programs, awareness raising, development and dissemination. IEP aims to be among the leading institutions developing environmental policy in Albania by providing leadership and encouraging partnerships. We seek to inspire, inform, and influence the Albanian society towards increased sustainability and increase environmental awareness among the population
Short Description

The Institute for Environmental Policy (IEP) is a non-governmental, non-profit environmental organization founded in November 2008.
IEP was founded by a group of young experts committed to bringing about positive change after years of environmental degradation and negligence in Albania. IEP members are highly motivated and have required experience and education to influence the Albanian society towards enhancing environmental protection and sustainable living. Three of the IEP board members are Albanian, whereas the fourth member is Estonian. In its activities, IEP frequently cooperates with other local and international experts and volunteers.
Our aims are the following:
• conducting scientific research and studies in the field of environment;
• developing and implementing environmental policy;
• dedication to environmental protection and nature in harmony with life and human activities;
• influencing of the Albanian society towards the protection of nature, efficient use of natural resources, maximizing the use of renewable energy, awareness raising and education of the community regarding global warming and finding ways and methods to fight this phenomenon, awareness raising of the community regarding recycling and finding innovative ways in this field, achieving and sustaining a natural and artificial environment that maximally protects the health of people, combating environmental pollution and restoration of environmentally degraded areas;
• enhancing environmental awareness and action to address major environmental threats among the government, the private sector, civil society, and the community;
• developing programs for environmental sustainability and wise management of the environment;
• developing new and strengthening existing legal, economic and policy instruments, institutional frameworks, policy coordination and information exchange, and promoting the involvement of the private environmental policy dialogue and development;
• developing environmental assessment;
• committing to gender equality in all our projects, policies and other activities.
IEP has contributed to the awareness raising of the public, especially on climate change, through roundtables, presentations, articles, awareness raising campaigns and media.
One of the projects on climate change initiated by IEP is the “Climate change awareness raising in Albania” project. IEP has also implemented projects on water pollution, like the “Nutrient reduction in the waters of Tirana River” project, and projects on waste management and recycling, green buildings, gender and environment, and environmental legislation.

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