Policies & Strategies

The goal of both policy and legislation is to establish a formal basis for achieving the objectives of any governmental or non-governmental organization, institution or business which adopts and enforces them. Consequently, policy and legislation achieve their purpose through two distinctly different approaches.  However it must be underscored that they are often developed simultaneously and can complement each other.
 
A policy is a streamlined set of guidelines for decision making and achieving rational outcomes. However, policies do not always outline what is actually done but instead focus on what needs to be done and why these activities are so critical. The how, where and when for achieving objectives are clearly outlined in procedures, strategies, plans or protocols.
Whereas policy can only guide the decision-making process, legislation can serve many additional purposes which include: regulation, authorization, prohibition, provision, sanction, declaration or restriction.
 
Plans are documents prepared by an authority, sector, organization or enterprise that sets out goals and specific objectives with related actions to accomplish these objectives.



 


Document Resources



Results

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2015 and beyond: action for a just, gender-equitable and sustainable futureDecember 30, 2014
SEEKMS: AN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEYDecember 9, 2014
SEEKMS: AN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEY, in Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian and TurkeyDecember 9, 2014
PROJECT “ALBANIAN NATIONAL CAPACITY SELFASSESSMENT FOR GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT”September 30, 2006
The First National Communication of the Republic of Albania to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)July 31, 2002
Albania’s Second National Communication to the Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeNovember 30, 2009
Integrating climate change into the ICZM planning processMay 31, 2012
SECOND NATIONAL COMMUNICATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGEJune 30, 2013
NATIONAL STRATEGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF MONTENEGROJanuary 31, 2007
Gender and environmental change in the developing worldNovember 1, 2014
Climate change and environmental risk atlas 2015October 30, 2014
see.KMS flyer in Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and AlbanianOctober 30, 2014
Report on governance and accountability of the Hyogo Framework for Action: the European perspectiveSeptember 30, 2014
Global Humanitarian Assistance report 2014September 1, 2014
Global reinsurance: strengthening disaster risk resilienceSeptember 1, 2014
Incorporating disaster risk reduction into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and opportunities to engage with national agencies responsible for the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 and its follow up in 2015September 16, 2014
The way forward in international climate policy: key issues and new ideas 2014September 1, 2014
Managing the health effects of climate changeMay 16, 2009
Reflection on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European UnionAugust 1, 2014
Cooperation for water, energy, and food security in transboundary basins under changing climateSeptember 10, 2014
IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate ChangeSeptember 16, 2014
WGII AR5 Final Drafts (accepted)March 29, 2014
Climate change 2013, The Physical Science BasisDecember 30, 2013
Integrated Emergency Management SystemMay 30, 2010
Integrisani sistem za upravljanje vanrednih situacijaMay 30, 2010
Guideline on climate change adaptation and risk assessment in the Danube macro-regionMay 21, 2014
Guideline on climate change adaptation and risk assessment in the Danube macro-regionMay 21, 2014
Social awareness questionnaireMay 8, 2013
Analysis of the interviews with local stakeholders and the local planning documentsNovember 22, 2013
Synthesis of the questionnaire surveys on people’s awareness and preparedness for climate change related risksMay 16, 2014
National climate change strategyMay 30, 2010
Pilot climate change adaptation market study: TurkeyMay 14, 2014
The adaptation advantage: the economic benefits of preparing small-scale farmers for climate changeNovember 30, 2013
Looking beyond the horizon: how climate change impacts and adaptation responses will reshape agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaMay 13, 2014
Reducing the vulnerability of FYR Macedonia’s agricultural systems to climate change: impact assessment and adaptation optionsMay 13, 2014
Changes in climate indices for Serbia according to the SRES-A1B and SRES-A2 scenariosSeptember 22, 2011
The influence of the East Atlantic Oscillation to climate indices based on the daily minimum temperatures in SerbiaMay 1, 2014
Global Warming and climate changeApril 29, 2014
Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation for Montenegro, National Strategy and Action Plan (2012)October 30, 2012
Disaster risk management in a changing climateMay 30, 2005
Come hell or high water – integrating climate change vulnerability and adaption into Bank workOctober 31, 1999
Look before you leap: A risk management approach for incorporating climate change adaptation in World Bank operationsFebruary 1, 2004
Managing Climate RiskApril 25, 2014
Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and strategies for disaster risk reduction into national policies and programmesNovember 21, 2008
Convergence of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change AdaptationOctober 31, 2008
Special Issue: Climate change and disastersMarch 30, 2006
OECD Policy Guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operationAugust 24, 2009
Community-based adaptation to climate changeDecember 30, 2009
Livelihoods and Climate ChangeMarch 20, 2003
Perspectives on climate change and sustainabilityApril 25, 2014
Assessing key vulnerabilities and the risk from climate changeApril 25, 2014
Climate system, climate and Climate ChangeApril 23, 2014
Rio+20 policy, Subsidy reformMarch 30, 2012
Rio+20 policy, Ocean governanceApril 23, 2012
Rio+20 policy, Top messages on freshwaterMay 20, 2012
Rio+20 policy, 100% Energy accessApril 23, 2012
Rio+20 Policy, Areas of successMay 30, 2012
A pledge to phase out fossil-fuel subsidiesApril 23, 2014
Living Planet Report 2012, SummaryApril 23, 2014
Living Planet Report 2012, On the road to RIO+20April 23, 2014
Forest and energyNovember 30, 2011
Forests for a living planetNovember 30, 2011
Forests and climateNovember 30, 2011
Sustainable energy futureJune 13, 2012
Climate and Climate Change ResearchJune 13, 2012
Water management and Climate ChangeJune 13, 2012
Climate Change and WWFJune 13, 2012
Overview on climate change adaptations initiatives in the regionJune 12, 2012
Overall picture on climate change and energy in SEEJune 13, 2012
Climate vulnerability assessmentJune 12, 2012
Climate Vulnerability AssessmentJune 12, 2012
Regional Climate Vulnerability AssessmentApril 21, 2014
Climate vulnerability assessmentJune 13, 2012
Climate vulnerability assessmentJune 26, 2012
Recommendations from the national and regional CVA reportsApril 21, 2014
Regional climate vulnerability assessmentMay 30, 2012
Law on integrated environmental pollution prevention and controlApril 9, 2014
Law on strategic environmental impact asessmentApril 8, 2014
Law on protection of air from pollutionMay 16, 2002
Law no. 9334 on the ratification of the Kyoto protocolJanuary 10, 2005
Communication of the Republic of Albania to the UNFCCCJuly 31, 2002
1954 meterological yearbookMarch 21, 2014