International Earth Day in Funarë – Video
Albania is one of the Western Balkans countries most vulnerable to the changing climate. The Municipality of Elbasan has been particularly vulnerable to climate-induced risks in recent years. URI’s latest project “Building climate resilience of forests through ecosystem-based adaptation” funded by the German government through GIZ Albania, addresses urgent climate change adaptation needs of vulnerable communities living around forests, by implementing ecosystem-based adaptation interventions. The site selected for this project is the Funarë Administrative Unit in the municipality of Elbasan, a natural treasure surrounded by oak and pine forests, with spectacular views and great tourism potential, where we planted over 200 pine trees on International Earth Day.