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Challenges and strategies for a sustainable environment

The environment contributes to social well-being and economic growth, so developed societies are constantly trying to preserve it by creating and implementing long-term strategies.

The causes of environmental pollution are mainly commercial activities, industry, transport, construction and also agricultural activity. Indicators of pollution can be easily observed from biodiversity, water, soil and air data.

Developed societies have shown that following a sustainable environmental strategy gives positive effects in the preservation of the environment.

This strategy includes sustainable industrialization, use of green and renewable energy transport, waste reuse and recycling, waste water reuse and treatment, ecological restoration and ecotourism.

Strategies must be adapted to the state of environmental systems. For this, in-depth studies are needed, which can provide an extended picture of the problems, but also the solutions.

Likewise, in the appropriate strategy, long-term assessments and monitoring of forests, climate and ecosystems are needed so that their management is always towards improvement.

Click here to access the detailed infographic about this issue compiled by ENGONA (Environmental NGO Network in Albania).

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Challenges of networking

Local civil society organizations, which are committed to environmental issues in Albania, face many difficulties such as: lack of organizational capacity, weak connections, limited budgets and limited public relations skills.

Precisely to overcome these limitations and to mitigate the fragmentation between organizations, was established the networking platform ENGONA (Environmental NGO Network in Albania).

This network enables coordination, cooperation, overcoming competition between organizations and the establishment of strategic coalitions for solidarity, action and advocacy around environmental causes.

Through networking, the purpose is to exchange information, raise and share funds, coordinate programs/activities for joint advocacy campaigns.

Networking results in better practices, expertise in organizational plans and policies, more positive public perception and more effective influence on decision makers.

For more on networking techniques and benefits click here to read the infographic.

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Techniques of environmental advocacy

To help civil society organizations that are engaged in the protection of the environment and have shown interest in the networking project, the working group of the ENGONA project (Environmental NGO Network in Albania) has drawn up some infographics of the advocacy techniques.

Advocacy for environmental causes is a process that essentially aims to persuade the public or decision makers to act on an issue that affects or endangers the environment. The process foresees the motivation and involvement of communities, activists, as well as citizen representatives in local or central government entities.

Advocacy through a network of organizations it’s effective because it increases the capacities of expertise and also reduces economic costs for awareness campaigns or legal confrontations.

The infographic also mentions international environmental law, its main principles and laws related to environmental law.

Among the main principles of international environmental law are: the principle of sustainable development, the conservation of natural resources, the right to information, public participation, integrated approach, compensation, mutual responsibility and cooperation.

The infographic, which can be accessed by clicking here, also shows the advocacy approaches, its instruments, what is a tractate or convention, and the most common challenges faced on environmental issues.

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Networking: Techniques and benefits

The working group of the ENGONA project (Environmental NGO Network in Albania) designed some infographics summarizing detailed information about the way of cooperation between environmental organizations of the civil society, the division into four specific networks and the possible benefits from the platform.

The network is created by dividing the organizations into 4 main networks such as: the network for environmental governance, the network of organizations for the protection against environmental pollution, the network for the protection of biodiversity and fauna and the network for environmental advocacy and research.

In this way each organization have a more clear idea to which organization to direct inside or outside the network to which it belongs in order to find solutions or cooperation for certain problems in the field of the environment.

The first infographic, beyond the aforementioned information, also gives data about the current situation of civil society environmental organizations, the reasons why is needed an immediate collaboration between them and the benefits of networking.

For more additional information, this infographic can be accessed by clicking on the link here.

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