Colombia has not only set emissions reductions targets for 2030. It has also set an intermediate carbon budget for the National Development Plan period to 2022, which aims to ensure the country is on a pathway to achieve its 2030 goals, says Estefania Ardila Robles. [more...]
Colombia has a robust national commitment to tackling climate mitigation and adaptation – writes Carolina Mesa of ICLEI Colombia. But the country’s challenge and opportunity is to encourage cities and subnational areas to develop activities to meet national goals. A few promising initiatives are leading the way. [more...]
An action research programme in Latin America has proven the potential of community-led innovation to build resilience to climate change - and shows how much could be achieved at scale, with the right external support. CDKN's Latin America team reports. [more...]
FEATURE: Balancing climate and development targets through a Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach: Lessons from Amazonia and Indonesia
Using a 'Water-Energy-Food Nexus' approach can help policy-makers navigate the trade-offs involved in working towards economic growth and sustainable development. Helen Bellfield of the Global Canopy Programme describes how CDKN research applied this approach in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Indonesia. [more...]
This Road Map is the second of a series of three documents prepared by E3–Economía, Ecología y Ética, and METRIX–Finanzas, in association with PwC UK and Climate Bonds Initiative, on the development of a green bond market in Colombia [more]…
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POLICY BRIEF: Green growth and energy security - Fossil fuel-endowed middle-income countries at a crossroads
This policy brief synthesises the findings of political economy analyses (PEA) in the energy sector in three fossil-endowed middle-income countries (MICs): Colombia, Indonesia and Kenya. It is based on a [more]…
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