Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change
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The Environmental Services Project in Albania

The development objective of the Environmental Services Project is to support sustainable land management practices with the aim of reducing human-induced land degradation, and increasing communities' income, in targeted project areas which are mainly in erosion prone rural areas.

Besides others, the project introduces appropriate community planning mechanisms for wood harvesting in forest areas; capacity building for fire protection; monitoring of key water bodies to ensure no degradation is ongoing. As part of various project activities reforestation, promotion of agroforestry on formerly degraded lands, and restoration of degraded pasture will be achieved.

The EX-ACT analysis appraises the impact of these measures on the Carbon Balance and thereby compares different possible scenarios.