UNDP Albania

Applying systems thinking to environmental permitting in Albania

2019 -

UNDP Albania
Ministry of Tourism and Environment
Albania’s future prosperity and resilience depends on a systemic shift in how it looks after and regenerates its natural assets. Environmental Impact Assessment, environmental permits and compliance monitoring are central to Albania’s environmental governance. The system currently creates a series of visible failures - but these can only be understood by looking at a series of wider drivers. Systemic change is needed as the current failures have deep systemic impacts on Albania’s ability to thrive in the future.

This is increasingly urgent in our age of unprecedented change, where droughts stop us from being able to calculate future cash flows and existing business models and business-as-usual processes no longer make sense. As climate change accelerates the multiple security threats (energy, food etc.) we urgently need to find new processes of driving change.

We recognise four particular opportunity areas (making the invisible visible, automating bureaucracy, reframing the debate, building capacity of change-makers) for driving change in this system. If they are addressed in tandem, this will create multiple benefits across Albania’s natural assets, health outcomes, economy and society at large.

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Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam

KvK number: 75174405

United Kingdom
Dark Matter Laboratories Limited
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE

Company number: 13294211

Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit 
6107 Av. de Monkland
Montréal, Québec
H4A 1H5

Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7

South Korea
주식회사 다크매터랩스코리아 / Dark Matter Labs Korea Co., Ltd 
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8,
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902

경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902
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Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Amiralsgatan 76 
21437, Malmö

Registration number: 559305-1047