Formulation of a Nationally Determined Contribution to climate change mitigation in Colombia

Defining a Nationally Determined Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation is a process that requires several rounds of political negotiations and strong technical and scientific data and information. In countries like Colombia, this process is particularly sensitive considering the requirements of economic development, and overcoming poverty and vulnerability

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Ricardo Delgado, Ángela Cadena, Mónica Espinosa - Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

DOI 10.12910/EAI2016-016


The Colombian Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) background can be traced back to 1993, when the National Environmental System was created by the Law. However, it was only in 2011 that the National System for Climate Change was established. This system is composed of four strategies: the National Plan for Climate Change Adaptation, the Strategy for Financial Protection Against Disasters, the National Strategy to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and, the Colombian Low-Carbon Development Strategy…