Overall Objective

­GGGI objective in Colombia is to support the country’s economic growth objectives while implementing inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth principles into its long term economic planning frameworks. Recognizing the importance of its forest resources in reducing GHG emissions to help meet Colombia’s NDC and SDG targets, GGGI is supporting the Government of Colombia (GoC) in achieving its goal of zero net deforestation by 2020 through the Amazon Vision program.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Carolina Jaramillo

Country Representative - Colombia

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

World Bank

Government Counterpart

National Planning Department (DNP)

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS)

Presidential Agency for Cooperation (APC)

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR)

Regional Environmental Authorities (Regional Autonomous Corporations – CAR)

Amazon region State and municipalities Governments

High Commissioner´s Office for Post conflict

Context

Colombia’s recent growth has mostly been generated in the energy and extractives industries, boosted by the global commodity boom. The increase in foreign investment and government revenues derived from energy extractives has led to economic expansion. However, concentrated growth and employment creation in these industries has also created high dependence on oil and gas and mining exports.

In this context, the Government of Colombia (GoC) wishes to develop a Green Growth Long-Term Policy that will drive new sources of growth, innovation and job creation and at the same time chart the way for the country to achieve its NDC and SDG commitments. This program will set green growth targets in a mid-term timeframe and enable these targets to be reflected in the next Development Plan for the 2018-2022 period.

For the first time in many years, Colombia has a real prospect for peace after decades of armed conflict. If a peace agreement is achieved, government expenditure would be injected in rural areas; most of which are abundant in natural capital in the form of forests, but devastated by the internal conflict. If not properly managed, this could lead to natural resource degradation and increased GHG emissions due to land use change. The GoC therefore needs to adopt and implement sound policies and investments to ensure that reduced deforestation targets are met and that long-term, socially inclusive and environmentally resource efficient growth occurs in marginal and impoverished areas.

News

News • November 26, 2019

International Experiences in the Development and Implementation of National Forest Services

Colombia, November 7, 2019 –  The Colombia Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS for its acronym in Spanish), with support of GGGI,  the embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Colombia, and the Amazon Vision Program, held an event for exchanging “International Experiences in the Development and Implementation of National Forest Services” on November […]

News • November 15, 2019

Department of Nariño: Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) results

 On October 8, 2019, the GGGI team successfully delivered the results of the Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) for the Colombian Department of Nariño. The results, published in a comprehensive report, were presented in the Forum: “Challenges and opportunities for green growth and forest conservation,” an event co-organized by GGGI, the Norwegian Embassy, and three regional […]

News • October 29, 2019

Department of Meta: Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) results

Villavicencio, October 4 –The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is pleased to announce the publication of the results from the Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) for the Department of Meta on Friday the 4th of October. The GGPA methodology, a GGGI analytical tool that evaluates country performance in key green growth areas, was specifically adapted […]

News • October 28, 2019

Workshop: Building the National Bioeconomy Strategy – UKPACT

On October 17, 2019 in Cali, Colombia, the workshop: “Building the National Bioeconomy Strategy” was hosted by GGGI together with the National Planning Department – DNP and the Embassy of the United Kingdom, following the UKPACT project “Support in the implementation of Colombia’s Green Growth Policy through investments and capacity development of public and private […]

News • September 18, 2019

Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs): The prosperity of Meta through its richness in biodiversity

We are delighted to report the success of our workshop “Non-timber forest products (NTFPs): prosperity through our wealth of biodiversity”, which took place on the 12th of September 2019 with the participation of more than 180 people in city of Villavicencio, located in the Colombian Eastern Plains. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) successfully led […]

News • September 4, 2019

The Livestock Sector in Colombia: Toward a Program to Facilitate Large-Scale Adoption of Mitigation and Adaptation Practices

Livestock raising is an important sector of the Colombian economy, which will face serious challenges in the next decade, including adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Colombia must change the model of livestock production in a very short time by freeing up areas of pasture for other uses and focusing intensified livestock production in […]

News • August 29, 2019

Project launch: Boosting Bioeconomy and Renewable Energies under a Green Growth Framework

Bogotá, August 23, 2019. The national department of planning (DNP for its acronym in Spanish), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the British Embassy in Colombia have officially launched the project “Support for the Implementation of the Green Growth Policy of Colombia (CONPES Document 3934 OF 2018) through capacity building and public and private investments”. […]

News • July 26, 2019

Institutional Strengthening Session for the planning and implementation of Payment for Environmental Services schemes in Nariño

San Juan de Pasto, July 12, 2019 – The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the National Department of Planning and the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Department of Nariño, with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute and Natural Heritage, carried out an institutional strengthening session for the planning and implementation […]

News • July 19, 2019

Consultative Workshops for the new “Green Growth Potential Assessment”

July, Colombia – GGGI brought together over 300 attendees hailing from the Regional Governments (Meta, Antioquia and Nariño), the public sector, and the private sector, for three separate consultative workshops around GGGI’s flagship “Green Growth Potential Assessment” (GGPA) Evaluation tool. This is a tool used to evaluate regional performance in terms of resource-use efficiency, natural capital […]

News • July 19, 2019

Nariño’s steps forward towards the Nature Tourism Strategic Plan

Nature tourism holds great potential to promote both rainforest conservation and social inclusion, and as such, it is an important industry in relation to GGGI’s mission. GGGI is working with the Administrative Directorate of Tourism and the Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat of the Government of Nariño to support the nature tourism industry as part […]

News • July 19, 2019

Consolidation of the Regional Table of Sustainable Livestock in Nariño (2019-2020)

The members of the Regional Table of Sustainable Livestock of Nariño, the National Technical Secretary Germán Serrano and the Regional Technical Secretariat in charge of AGROSAVIA, with the support of GGGI and the Norwegian Embassy, convened on July 9 at the National at Distance and Open University – UNAD in Pasto, Nariño. The meeting served […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • June 7, 2019

Global Green Growth Institute Now Solidified in Colombian Law

On May 24, President Duque signed off Law 1954, through which the Congress of Colombia approved the “Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute in Colombia,” signed in Rio de Janeiro the 20th of June, 2012. With this step forward, the Republic of Colombia is one step closer to achieving GGGI’s membership status and […]

News • May 30, 2019

Technical Workshop for the Creation of the Second Phase of the Green Growth Program with the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia

On April 30, 2019, in Bogotá, the Technical Workshop for the Creation of the Second Phase of the Green Growth Program, with GGGI Colombia and the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia, was carried out with all strategic government stakeholders in attendance: the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Agriculture (including and the Rural Agricultural Planning Unit), […]

News • May 29, 2019

Nariño commits on Nature Tourism for Achieving Green Growth

On May 22, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute – GGGI, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway and in articulation with the Tourism Director Office and the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Government of Nariño, gathered approximately  260 key stakeholders from the tourism sector value chain and […]

News • May 6, 2019

GGGI Colombia participated in the signing of the beef and dairy Zero Deforestation Agreements

May 6, 2019, Bogotá, Colombia – GGGI sealed its commitment to the sustainability of livestock and forest conservation with its adhesion to the Zero Deforestation agreements for beef and dairy value chains, together with the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture, the Sustainable Livestock Board of Colombia with its 45 members, private companies, restaurants and environmental organizations. […]

News • April 2, 2019

Colombian Congress approves bill that turns the Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute into law

April 2, 2019, Bogota, Colombia – The GGGI Colombia team attended the fourth plenary session and last debate of the House of Representatives where the Establishment Agreement for the Global Green Growth Institute was successfully approved by the Colombian Congress.  During this session, honorable representative German Alcides Blanco Alvarez highlighted the importance of adopting this […]

News • March 6, 2019

GGGI partnering with TFA2020 to promote a dialogue on sustainable and deforestation-free private-investment

Villavicencio, March 6 – More than 200 attendants, including government officials, producers, buyers, investors and other key stakeholders gathered in Villavicencio (Meta) to take part in the “Dialogue on sustainable productive economic development without deforestation in the Orinoquia and Caqueta regions.” This event was co-organized by GGGI and the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA2020), with the […]

News • November 7, 2018

Third Workshop in Nariño: Strengthening local capacities by learning means of implementation for GG

Pasto, November 7: The Subnational Program of GGGI Colombia with the support of the Norwegian Embassy and the Government of Nariño, carried out the third of four capacity building workshops on Green Growth addressed to the public and private stakeholders in the region. This workshop gathered more than 75 participants and aimed to share knowledge on […]

News • October 30, 2018

Making progress in Medellin with Workshop #2: Successful cases of Green Growth in Antioquia

Medellín, October 30 – The Subnational Program of the GGGI Colombia team, with the support of the Norwegian Embassy and the Government of Antioquia, carried out the second of four capacity building workshops in green growth for public and private stakeholders in this department. This second meeting focused on sharing the national and regional successful cases, […]

Projects

Project
REDD+ Financial Mechanism Colombia
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Non-Conventional Energies and Energy Efficiency Fund (FENOGE)
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
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Project
Policy and investment development to advance Colombia´s Long-Term Green Growth Objectives
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 456 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft) Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft)

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Republic of Korea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Meta Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Meta

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Nariño Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Nariño

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

The Livestock Sector in Colombia: Toward a Program to Facilitate Large-Scale Adoption of Mitigation and Adaptation Practices Colombia
Report
The Livestock Sector in Colombia: Toward a Program to Facilitate Large-Scale Adoption of Mitigation and Adaptation Practices

Colombia

Misión de Crecimiento Verde (Español) Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Misión de Crecimiento Verde (Español)

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Colombia Brochure 2018 Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Colombia Brochure 2018

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
Report
Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Comparative Analysis of Public Transport Concession Models- Full Report (English) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
Report
Comparative Analysis of Public Transport Concession Models- Full Report (English)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Síntesis (Español) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
Report
Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Síntesis (Español)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Reporte completo (Español) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
Report
Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Reporte completo (Español)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Colombia: Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Colombia  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting
Report
Colombia: Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Colombia  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Carolina Jaramillo

Country Representative - Colombia