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 Amazon within the framework of Sentence 4360 of 2018, to build the planning capacities of 31 territorial entities and institutions from the Departments of Amazonas, Caquetá, and Putumayo.

The agenda focused on two main subjects: (i) the scope of the environmental component and key concepts, and (ii) the progress of the municipalities in the implementation of their Zero Deforestation Reduction Action Plans, with experiences shared by the municipalities of Leguízamo, Putumayo, and Cartagena del Chairá, Caquetá.

GGGI Colombia’s Country Representative Carolina Jaramillo stated during her intervention that the GGGI-Colombia-Kingdom of Norway Green Growth Program will continue to support strengthening the institutional capacities of CORPOAMAZONIA. By the same token, the Green Growth Program is dedicated to articulate alongside departmental and municipal governments in the region all actions that contribute to the achievement of deforestation control goals and sustainable and inclusive development. The Counsellor for Climate and Forests at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Ole Reidar, ​highlighted the commitment of the municipalities that are working to tackle deforestation from their land-use planning. “The local communities and their authorities are the ones who know their territory and can make better plans to preserve it,” he added.

Click here to check the video of the session (available in Spanish).