Ministry of Tourism and Environment, Albania

Blvd. Dëshmorët e Kombit, Nr. 1, 1001 Tiranë, Shqipëri

The Ministry of Tourism and Environment (MoTE) is a public institution responsible for the formulation and implementation of the policies related to environment, nature protection, waste management, environmental monitoring, forest, water quality, protected area etc.

Four national bodies operate under the Ministry as National Agencies, respectively: the National Tourism Agency (AKT); the National Coastline Agency; the National Agency of Protected Areas (AKZM); and the National Environment Agency (AKM), with its Regional Environmental Directorates.

Moreover, the Ministry exercises the task of controlling the territory through the State Inspectorate of Environment and Forestry. The ministry employees experienced personnel and is fully supported on an administrative level, as well as in ICT.

In terms of environmental protection, the MoTE supports the valorization and safeguarding of diverse ecosystems, by ensuring a healthy and sustainable environment for existing and future generations.

More specifically, in the Government Program (2017-2021) the Ministry of Tourism and Environment has committed to improve environmental conditions through the following priorities:

Preventing and containing erosion, through rapid-growth forestation and development of hydrotechnical protective works;

Improving air quality through a better monitoring system of air pollutants in the major cities;

Valorizing endangered and protected ecosystems by drafting the National Plans for Integrated Management of Protected Areas (PAs), of National Parks (KPs), and of Strict Natural Reserves (RNS)

Integrating natural ecosystems with infrastructure and tourism projects;

Promoting circular economy in solid waste management; etc.

Founded on November 7, 1975