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Albania, renowned for its diverse landscapes and rich ecosystems, has established a robust legal framework dedicated to environmental protection and sustainable development. This overview serves as a guide to understanding the key aspects of environmental law in Albania.

Cornerstones of Environmental Law:

Constitution of the Republic of Albania (1998): Guarantees the right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment for present and future generations.

Law No. 10431 “On Environmental Protection” (2011): Establishes the foundational principles for environmental protection, including sustainable development, prevention, precaution, and the polluter pays principle.

Key Regulatory Framework:

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs): Mandatory for certain projects with potential environmental impacts, necessitating thorough evaluation and mitigation strategies as outlined in Law No. 10440 “On Environmental Impact Assessment.”

Waste Management: Governed by Law No. 10463 “On Waste Management”, promoting a circular economy through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and safe disposal practices.

Water Resource Management: Law No. 111/2012 “On Management of Water Resources” governs sustainable water use, pollution prevention, and protection of water quality.

Protected Areas: Established through Law No. 81/2017 “On Protected Areas”, designating various protected areas for conservation and maintaining ecological integrity.

Pollution Control and Permitting: Regulates emissions to air, water, and soil, requiring permits for specific activities and setting emission 

Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability:

At Oracle Solicitors Albania, we are dedicated to assisting businesses and individuals in navigating the intricacies of environmental law and upholding environmental sustainability principles.

Our Tailored Environmental Law Services:

Compliance Audits and Legal Advice: We help clients identify potential environmental risks and ensure compliance with relevant regulations, minimizing legal and environmental liabilities.

Permitting and Licensing: We guide clients through the process of obtaining necessary environmental permits and licenses for their operations, ensuring adherence to legal requirements.

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs): Our experienced lawyers prepare and submit comprehensive EIAs for projects requiring environmental impact evaluation, mitigating potential environmental harm.

Waste Management Strategies: We advise on waste minimization, recycling, and disposal options compliant with legal requirements, promoting responsible waste management practices.

Representation in Environmental Disputes: We provide legal representation for clients involved in environmental disputes with regulatory authorities or other parties, upholding their rights and interests.

Our services

Regulatory Compliance: Our lawyers provide guidance on adhering to environmental regulations, ensuring that your organisation meets its legal obligations.

Renewable Energy Ventures: We assist in structuring and negotiating renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, and hydropower, to harness clean energy sources.

Environmental Due Diligence: We conduct comprehensive environmental due diligence for real estate transactions and business acquisitions, identifying potential risks and liabilities.


Understanding environmental law is crucial for operating responsibly in Albania. Our comprehensive legal services can help businesses and individuals navigate the legal landscape, ensuring compliance with regulations and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Contact Us Today:

Schedule a consultation with our experienced environmental litigation lawyers by calling +355 69 693 7763 or visiting our contact page. We are here to champion your cause and advocate for a sustainable future.


Environmental law encompasses regulations aimed at protecting the environment and natural resources. It covers areas such as air and water quality, waste management, pollution prevention, and conservation.

Our expertise ensures that renewable energy projects are structured soundly, contracts are well-drafted, and regulatory requirements are met, enabling your organisation to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable energy sources.

Environmental due diligence assesses the environmental risks associated with real estate and business transactions. It helps identify potential liabilities, compliance issues, and ensures informed decision-making.


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