Colombian Low-Carbon Development Strategy Colombia 2012

Name of policy Colombian Low-Carbon Development Strategy
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Colombia
Region South America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • General
      Policy description Executive

      The Colombian Low-Carbon Development Strategy (ECDBC) was launched in February 2012 as a tool to deliver the objectives of the National Development Plan 2011–2014 and the CONPES Document on Climate Change by promoting efficient low-carbon growth. It foresees the identification of a GHG emissions baseline and the formulation and implementation of low-carbon development plans for the sectors of energy, mining, agriculture, transportation, industry, waste and construction. On the basis of these results appropriate NAMAs and projects will be put in place.

      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables
      • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
      • Non-energy5
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2012
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/colombian-low-carbon-development-strategy/

      http://www.minambiente.gov.co/images/cambioclimatico/pdf/Estrategia_Colombiana_de_Desarrollo_Bajo_en_Carbono/FOLLETO_DE_PRESENTACION_ECDBC.pdf

      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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