Overall Objective

Colombia’s green growth framework is marked by the renewed NDC commitment, the Green Growth Policy and the Deforestation Control Policy. The renewed NDC is highly ambitious, with a target set at 51% GHG emissions reductions by 2030. Colombia’s principal green growth strategy – the intersectoral, long-term green growth policy – Conpes 3934 is a long-term roadmap to stimulate an increase in productivity and economic competitiveness by 2030, while assuring sustainable use of natural capital and social inclusionLastly, the Deforestation Control and Sustainable Forest Management Policy (Conpes 4021) presents a long-term strategy for zero deforestation by 2030. 

Under this policy framework, GGGIs objective is to accompany the Colombian Government in results-oriented implementation and thus fulfilling its climate and sustainable development goals by 2030. Moreover, GGGI will support Colombia in the roll-out of the green post-COVID economic recovery package that capitalizes upon pillars such as the forest economy, nature-based tourism, bioeconomy and sustainable energy. As Colombia is a country of great diversity of landscapes, ethnic groups, and socio-economic conditions, GGGIs work does not only stop with addressing the national agenda but also extends to supporting Colombias territories. Here, GGGI is joining subnational governments and environmental authorities to facilitate the applicability and sustainability of results from the national level to the subnational level.  

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

The Kingdom of Norway
The United Kingdom
The Green Climate Fund
Environmental Law Institute
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)
Ministry of Finance and Public Credit
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR)
Ministry of Mining and Energy (Minenergía)
Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM)
National Training Service (SENA)
Institute for Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Interconnected Zones (IPSE)
National Mining Agency (ANM)
Finagro
Subnational Governments of Antioquia, Guaviare, Meta and Nariño
Regional Environmental Authorities – Corpoamazonía and Corantioquia
Presidential Agency for Cooperation (APC)
RAP Pacífico
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Minciencias)
District Secretary of Environment

Key Documents

Context

Colombia recently joined the OECD as un upper middle-income country and is one of Latin America’s largest economiesKnown for its macroeconomic stability, Colombia has a solid institutional and legal framework, and a sustained and manageable inflation rate that fluctuates between 3-5%. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Colombia’s 2019 monetary poverty stood at 35.7% and extreme monetary poverty at 9.6%, in a year where economic growth was 3.3%. Impossible to foresee, however, Colombia ended 2020 however with an estimated GDP growth of -7.2% compared to 2019 and estimates of monetary poverty at above 45%. In addition, COVID-19 fueled lockdowns meant that Colombia ended 2020 with an estimated GDP growth of -7.2% compared to 2019 and unemployment rate of 15.9% compared to the 10.5% in 2019. The unemployment gender gap also worsened by 27.9% by the end of 2020. Numbers from 2019 presented women’s unemployment at 13.1% vs. men’s at 6.9%, however by December 2020, women’s unemployment reached 17.9% women vs. men’s at 10.1%. 

On a positive note, recent administrations have shown that Colombia is clearly committed to a green growth pathway, reinforced by its ambitious NDC renewal on December 10, 2020 to reduce 51% of emissions to BAU by 2030 – about 169 MtCO2eq. Achieving both the ambitious NDC target and recovering from the pandemic-driven economic and social blows will be no easy feat, requiring that Colombia commits to a green and inclusive economic recovery. So far, Colombia’s renewed NDC is prioritizing actions related to the energy transition, clean mobility, deforestation control, the planting of 180 million trees, PES, and ecosystem conservation (Amazon and páramo). These all align with its green recovery efforts. Additionally, the renewed NDC outlined cross cutting themes related to social inclusion such as gender mainstreaming, a fair workforce transition and an overall human rights approach. 

Under this context, GGGI’s role as a trusted advisor to the Colombian government is to therefore facilitatthe achievement of this NDC target through strategic policy advisory and strengthening and mobilizing finance towards green investment projects on sustainable land-usedeforestation reduction, bioeconomy, waste management, clean energyand e-mobility approaches. GGGI’s comparative advantage is shown by its 8year track record and presence in-country, working with GGGI staff embedded in various Colombian ministries and subnational-level government entities, to provide context-specific, tailored, green growth solutions, as well as bringing green projects to bankability. 

News

News • May 4, 2021

Green and Resilient Recovery Brochure

In partnership with Members and peers, GGGI has developed a flexible model and service offering to stimulate Green and Resilient Recovery based on international best practices and insights.   Click here to download WEB version. Click here to download PRINT version.

News • April 26, 2021

GGGI to work with Minenergía and IPSE to scale up rural electrification in Colombia

Bogotá, April 22, 2021. With the support of the UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions – UK PACT, GGGI launched the project that will deliver demand-driven technical assistance to the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the Institute for Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Interconnected Areas (IPSE) and selected private-sector developers to advance […]

News • March 29, 2021

Convocatoria del Programa de Asistencia Técnica para Proyectos de Electrificación Rural

En el marco del programa UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions, o Alianza para Transiciones Climáticas Aceleradas), GGGI pone a disposición el Programa de Asistencia Técnica para la Estructuración de Proyectos de Electrificación Rural, ¡una gran iniciativa para impulsar los proyectos de energía renovable liderados por el sector privado! Este programa tiene el objetivo […]

News • March 24, 2021

Convocatoria MAPBIO de GGGI y MinCiencias para acelerar proyectos de bioeconomía

En el marco del programa UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions, o Alianza para Transiciones Climáticas Aceleradas), GGGI y MinCiencias ponen a disposición el Mecanismo de Aceleración de Proyectos de Bioeconomía – MAPBIO, ¡una oportunidad única para avanzar al siguiente nivel tu proyecto de bioeconomía! MAPBIO tiene el objetivo de apoyar técnicamente la viabilización […]

News • March 18, 2021

Colombia to become the 39th Member of GGGI

Seoul, March 18, 2021. On Tuesday, March 16, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Rodolfo Enrique Zea Navarro, together with the Colombian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Juan Carlos Caiza Rosero, deposited before the president and Chair of GGGI, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the instrument […]

News • March 14, 2021

In support of the Government of Meta, Norway and GGGI strengthen their presence in the Department to continue working on deforestation control

Villavicencio, March 12, 2021. This week, GGGI celebrated the inauguration of the Villavicencio office alongside the Norwegian Ambassador to Colombia, John Petter Opdahl, the Governor of Meta, Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, Environmental Secretariat, Sergio Muñoz, and the Director of Cormacarena, Andrés García. The opening takes place within the framework of the second phase of the GGGI-Colombia-Kingdom […]

News • March 7, 2021

Convocatoria para el programa Greenpreneurs Colombia

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de fomentar los emprendimientos verdes como alternativas de desarrollo sostenible e incluyente en las zonas de alta deforestación, GGGI pone a disposición el programa Greenpreneurs Colombia. Este programa busca brindarles a emprendedores locales que […]

News • February 3, 2021

“Me Planto por Antioquia”, a pedagogical resource to promote deforestation control

As part of the support framework with the Antioquia government under the Norway-GGGI-Colombia Green Growth Program to strengthen national institutional capacities, GGGI designed an educational and pedagogical resource called “Me Planto por Antioquia” (I stand for Antioquia) to promote deforestation control among the population of Bajo Cauca and Nordeste Antioqueño regions. The document provided the […]

News • January 18, 2021

GGGI continues to create and strenghten capacities for the structuring of public investment projects in Colombia

Bogotá, January 15, 2021. More than 40 civil servants and officials belonging to public, territorial, and national entities, private organizations and unions from the environmental sector are now certified in the GGGI-structured and Norwegian-financed course: “Good practices in project formulation and the General Royalties System (SGR)”. The virtual course was designed to create and strengthen […]

News • December 23, 2020

¡INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS! Facilidad de Asistencia Técnica para la Estructuración de Proyectos (PPTAF) – Segunda convocatoria

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de movilizar recursos a proyectos que permitan un cambio en el paradigma, el control de la deforestación, el desarrollo social e inclusivo en las regiones, y que se alineen con las políticas a nivel […]

News • December 8, 2020

COVIMA: the mobile app developed by MinAmbiente, GGGI and the Kingdom of Norway to tackle illegal timber trade in Colombia

Bogotá, December 7, 2020 – A new digital solution to support the control and surveillance of timber by state entities was officially launched in a virtual kick-off event with the Ministry Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and Norway. As a commitment of the Colombian Environmental Information System (SIAC for […]

News • December 8, 2020

GGGI and the Kingdom of Norway support territorial entities in the southern Colombian Amazon to achieve environmental sustainability criteria and territorial resilience

Mocoa, December 7, 2020 – The Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Southern Amazon (CORPOAMAZONIA) with support from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the Royal Embassy of Norway, held the virtual event, The Environmental Component in Land Management and Planning Instruments of the Southern […]

News • December 2, 2020

Conversation on bioeconomy as a mechanism to reactivate Colombia’s economy

Bogotá, December 1, 2020. GGGI Colombia’s Country Representative Carolina Jaramillo moderated a discussion on bioeconomy as a mechanism for economic reactivation for the 7th Climate Finance Event 2020, organized by Colombia’s National Planning Department. A dialogue was held on lessons learned in Bioeconomy from Colombia and the United Kingdom from the perspectives of the private […]

News • November 12, 2020

GGGI supports Nariño’s Comprehensive Plan for Climate Change Management

San Juan de Pasto, November 10, 2020. With GGGI’s support, the Nariño Government’s Secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development presented their Comprehensive Plan for Territorial Climate Change Management – or PIGCCT – via the virtual event “Nariño acts on climate change 2019 -2035”. More than 10,000 people contributed to the creation of this document, […]

News • November 4, 2020

GGGI and the Government of Guaviare celebrate rural women

San José del Guaviare, October 30, 2020. As part of the Norway-GGGI-Colombia Green Growth Program Phase II, GGGI and the government of Guaviare marked International Rural Women’s Day on October 29 with the event “Guaviare Es Mujer Rural” – Guaviare for Rural Women. Coming from 11 rural productive associations and cooperatives of the municipalities of […]

News • July 31, 2020

¡INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS! FACILIDAD DE ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA PARA LA ESTRUCTURACIÓN DE PROYECTOS (PPTAF)

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de movilizar recursos a proyectos que permitan un cambio en el paradigma, el control de la deforestación, el desarrollo social e inclusivo en las regiones, y que se alineen con las políticas a nivel […]

News • July 10, 2020

Launch of the Second Phase of the Green Growth Colombia-GGGI 2020-2023

Bogotá, Colombia, July 3, 2020 – To mark the start of a new phase of partnership between GGGI, the Royal Embassy of Norway and the Government of Colombia, an official introduction of the Norway-GGGI-Colombia Green Growth Programme Phase II was given to the public via a virtual and open conference with participation of the Deputy-Minister […]

News • April 27, 2020

Open registration for Green Growth Training Modules

To celebrate the 50th edition of the International Earth Day, the National Planning Department (DNP for its acronym in Spanish), with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the British Embassy in Colombia, have launched a free and 100% virtual set of Green Growth Training Modules towards building the capacities of mayors, […]

News • February 27, 2020

Norway and GGGI agree to extend their partnership in deforestation control and sustainable development in support of the Government of Colombia

Bogota, February 26, 2020. Today, the Kingdom of Norway and the Global Green Growth Institute  (GGGI) have committed to extending their partnership to support the Government of Colombia (GoC) in halting deforestation and advocating sustainable development for a further three years. For this new Phase II, subnational efforts will be extended to the Departments of Antioquia, […]

News • January 31, 2020

Socialization session “Nature-Based Tourism Strategic Plan for Nariño”

Nariño, December 19 – The session aimed to socialize the results of the “Nature-Based Tourism Strategic Plan for Nariño” developed by SMA Tourism. The strategy seeks to strengthen nature-based tourism as a green growth sector in the region making sustainable use of its biodiversity and beautiful landscapes, promoting social inclusion and economic development. The event […]

Projects

CO05
Thematic Areas
Countries
CO05 Second phase of GGGI/Norway’s joint green growth program with the Government of Colombia
Start Date Q1 1 January 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 7
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
CO10
Countries
CO10 Scaling up rural electrification via capacity building to public and private actors
Start Date Q1 24 February 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 626
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
View
CO12
Countries
CO12 Accelerating development of new bioeconomy businesses and enhanced capacities for green jobs promotion and increased climate action ambition from policy implementation and integration
Start Date Q1 24 February 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 569
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
View
CO13
Countries
CO13 National Post Coal Green Jobs Strategy
Start Date Q1 1 February 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 50
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Green Finance
View
CO07
Countries
CO07 Direct Access Entity Support and Sustainable AFOLU Pipeline Development in Colombia
Start Date Q4 23 November 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 377,822
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Sustainable Landscapes
View
CO06
Thematic Areas
Countries
CO06 Transforming Illegal Logging in Colombia through Judicial Education
Start Date Q1 11 February 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 181
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Colombia (CO04) Green growth governance – Scaling up Green Growth Policy implementation and investments via capacity building
Start Date Q2 20190615
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 178,780
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Colombia(CO2) Green growth governance – GGGI Green Growth Project (2017-2019)
Start Date Q2 20170724
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,480,129
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Countries
REDD+ Financial Mechanism Colombia
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
View
Countries
Non-Conventional Energies and Energy Efficiency Fund (FENOGE)
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Complete
View
Countries
Policy and investment development to advance Colombia´s Long-Term Green Growth Objectives
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,456,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
View

Reports

GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia
Report
GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Climate action  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Uganda  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • México  • Cross Cutting  • NDC  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • climate finance  • Climate Change  • LEDS  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)  • Paris Agreement

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Sustainable Landscapes

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Segunda Fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde en Colombia, GGGI – Reino de Noruega Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Segunda Fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde en Colombia, GGGI – Reino de Noruega

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

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

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

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

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Lineamientos para el diseño de programas y proyectos de reconversión ganadera sostenible Colombia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Lineamientos para el diseño de programas y proyectos de reconversión ganadera sostenible

Colombia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia
Report
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Plan Estratégico de Turismo de Naturaleza en Nariño Colombia
Report
Plan Estratégico de Turismo de Naturaleza en Nariño

Colombia

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  • Green Cities  • México
Report
Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English)

Colombia  • Green Cities  • México

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

Colombia  • Green Cities  • México

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

Colombia  • Green Cities  • México

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

Colombia  • Green Cities  • México

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

Colombia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Nataly Vargas C.

Communications Assistant

Camila Parra Hoyos

Administrative Assistant

Carolina Jaramillo

Country Representative - Colombia

Valentina Álvarez

Communications Technical Assistant

Andrea Carolina Guzmán Cabrera

Regional Senior Associate, Antioquia

Jenny Arias

Regional Technical Senior Assistant, Nariño

María Clemencia Castellanos Forero

Regional Associate, Nariño

Óscar Eduardo Díaz Forero PGDip.

Senior Associate, Sustainable Agriculture

Hannah Lara Oliphant

Monitoring, Evaluation and Resource Mobilization Associate

Mario Londoño

Land Use Officer

David Ardila R.

Regional Sr. Associate – Meta

Catalina García

Associate, Environmental Economist

Cristian Rivera

Program Officer, Colombia

Diana Chaves-Pineda

Administrative Associate

Camilo Ortega P. M.Sc.

Policy Lead & Deputy Country Representative