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 • 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, […]

News • October 23, 2018

Second workshop on Green Growth in Meta: A new way for a Forest Culture

Villavicencio, October 23 – The GGGI Colombia team under the framework of the sub-national strategy in green growth, and with the support of the Norwegian Embassy and Department of Meta’s Governor Office, carried out the second of four capacity building workshops on green growth for public and private stakeholders. Around 90 participants attended the workshop, […]

News • July 27, 2018

GGGI advances in the Department of Nariño (Colombia) with workshop Series #2: “Towards Green Growth with Bioeconomy and Circular Economy”

Pasto, July 27 – GGGI with the support of the Norwegian Embassy and the Governor’s Office of the Department of Nariño, carried out the second workshop out of the four series workshops planned on capacity building for the mainstreaming of green growth objectives at the local level. The workshop gathered public and private stakeholders that gained […]

News • July 25, 2018

GGGI hosts its first regional workshop in Antioquia to strengthen local capacities in financing projects associated with green growth

Medellin, July 25 – The GGGI Colombia team and the Government of Antioquia co-hosted an event to kick-off a Regional Strategy dialogue in this region. Given the advanced state of the art of green growth planning in Antioquia, GGGI is seeking to support the implementation of these and their impact on the ground. More than 80 stakeholders […]

News • July 18, 2018

GGGI conducts the first Workshop on Green Growth in Department of Meta

Villavicencio, July 18 – GGGI, with support of the Norwegian Embassy and the Department of Meta’s Governor Office, carried out the first out of four capacity building workshops on green growth for public and private stakeholders in this Department. This is the first step in the implementation of a subnational strategy on green growth, which […]

News • July 10, 2018

Colombia approves Long-Term Green Growth Policy and sets the course towards 2030

During the National Council of Economic and Social Policy (CONPES) session on July 10, President Santos of Colombia approved the Long-Term Green Growth Policy (CONPES document No. 3934), in accordance with the goal established in the National Development Plan 2014-2018 and to which GGGI has been contributing since 2014. This policy aims to boost productivity […]

News • June 28, 2018

GGGI takes part in the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2018

Oslo, Norway, June 28 – GGGI took part in the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum (OTTF) 2018 hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) to present the importance of jurisdictional platforms to scale up REDD+ across peatland landscapes and discuss ways to foster protection of tropical forests. The GGGI Indonesia team co-organized a public event […]

News • June 20, 2018

GGGI and Norway support the South-South exchange of experiences in controlling deforestation and environmental enforcement between Brazil and Colombia

From June 11th to 15th, in the presence of the Minister of the Environment of Brazil, Edson Duarte, and the Ambassador of Colombia in Brazil, Alejandro Duarte, the “Technical Mission of exchange of experiences on monitoring tools, deforestation control, environmental enforcement and rural environmental cadastre” was held with the support of the Global Green Growth […]

News • June 14, 2018

Colombia Presents a 2030 Green Growth Roadmap

Bogotá, June 14 – The President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, attended a high-level forum, showcasing the results and recommendations of the national Green Growth Taskforce. More than 400 high-level representatives of the government, the private sector, academia and civil society, participated in the forum that included the Taskforce’s presentation of the […]

News • May 24, 2018

The Government of Nariño and GGGI co-organize a multi-stakeholder training, entitled “Journey with Green Growth: From Planning to Action”

Pasto, Colombia- May 24 – The GGGI Colombia team, in partnership with the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia, held a training session to accelerate its sub-national green growth program on the ground. The Government of Nariño and GGGI co-organized a multi-stakeholder training, entitled “Journey with Green Growth: From Planning to Action”, designed to strengthen local stakeholders’ […]

News • April 12, 2018

“Think Big” with Green Growth. The GGGI Colombia Team Initiated a New Sub-National Program with Antioquia

April 12 – Medellín, Antioquia – The GGGI Colombia team met with Governor of Antioquia Mr. Luis Gomez Gutierrez to establish a new partnership, within the framework of the Sub-National Green Growth Program partnered with the Norwegian government. The Governor of Antioquia has agreed to join this partnership, and to review a list of priorities […]

News • April 10, 2018

Norway commits additional US $250 million (2020 to 2025) for Colombia to fight against deforestation

April 10 – Bogota, Colombia – Norway committed additional US $250 million (2020 to 2025) for Colombia today to fight against deforestation by extending the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI). H.E. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and H.E. President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos announced the new timeline for their cooperation to fight against deforestation. Norway will […]

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

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 Kingrom

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

Diana Pineda

Senior Assistant

Maria Clemencia Castellanos Forero

Regional Associate- Country Program (Narino)

David Ardila

Regional Sr. Associate, Country Program (Meta)

Sergio Camilo Ortega Pardo

Senior Officer - Colombia Program (REDD/Land Use)

Monica Patricia Parra Acevedo

Officer - Colombia Program (GG Economist)

Miguel Alberto Londoño Gómez

Senior Officer – Green Growth and Post-Conflict (Colombia)

Mario Londono

Officer -Country Program, Colombia (Land-use)

Javier Dario Ortiz Bahamon

Officer - Colombia Program (Rural Development and Sust. Ag )

Carolina Jaramillo

Country Representative - Colombia