Colombia

  • Income group: upper middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.935
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 84,092
  • Population: 46,878,000
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Medium climate risk
Vision Statement

Socio-ecosystem based adaptation with a view to move towards economies, societies and ecosystems resilient to climate change impacts.

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Tourism
  • Settlements in general
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
    • Protect natural capital / ecosystem services
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Colombia reaffirms its commitment to reduce deforestation in the country and to preserve important 9 ecosystems such as the Amazon region, given its huge potential to contribute to the stabilization of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

The following are the specific prioritized actions by 2030 in Colombia:

Increase of more than 2.5 million hectares in coverage of newly protected areas in the National System of Protected Areas (SINAP), in coordination with local and regional stakeholders.

Delimitation and protection Colombia’s 36 paramo areas (high mountain Andean ecosystems) (approximately 3 million hectares).