Colombia

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Country Initiatives Details

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in the Waste and Landfill Sector

Canada’s Total Contribution: $3,155,000

Targeted Countries: Chile Colombia Dominican Republic Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada supported the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) towards the development of transformational Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for the Waste and Landfill sector in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Chile.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canada’s support led to specific results in each of the four recipient countries:
  • Canada's support in Chile was aligned with Chile’s national waste strategy and with the implementation of the “Catalyzing Organic Waste Diversion in the Chilean Industries” Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) that aimed to create a new market of organics diversion mainly from industrial sources.
  • In Colombia, Canada provided support for technical assistance to develop an integrated approach for waste management. A pilot phase in the city of Cali has helped identify changes that could be made to overcome various existing policy, financial, market and social barriers.
  • In the Dominican Republic, Canada’s contribution supported the development of an integrated approach for waste management in the tourism industry that aims to replace fossil fuel combustion with alternative energy sources; conducted a preliminary feasibility study; and, the implementation of a pilot project in Punta Cana.
  • In Mexico, Canada supported the development of feasibility studies in the City of Colima while building capacity through the delivery of an educational program for Mexican experts. To date, a workshop was held in Colima to bring together key policymakers from the national and local governments and to further Mexico’s development of their national mitigation strategy for landfill and waste management.

Climate Change Resilience in Protected Areas in Colombia

Canada’s Total Contribution: $850,000

Targeted Countries: Colombia

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to Parques Nacionales Naturales to enhance the resilience of ecosystems and local communities to climate change effects by conserving and restoring protected areas. This project aimed to minimize the impacts of climate change on ecosystems by developing and implementing good practices to safeguard and restore the ecological integrity of protected areas in Colombia and increase the adaptive capacities to climate change.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This project has begun work on updating management plans for 25 protected areas to strengthen the value of these sites in helping Colombia adapt to the impacts of climate change. This contribution also supported ecological restoration activities that will be initiated in six parks to help reduce the vulnerability to climate change of ecosystems and associated human populations.

Climate Change Adaptation Educational Program

Canada’s Total Contribution: $265,241

Targeted Countries: Colombia

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

  • CAR del Alto Magdalena

Description

Canada provided support to the Climate Change Adaptation Educational Program (CCAR) del Alto Magdalena to support environmental education to municipal and regional government officials, citizen groups and journalists in order to build their capacity to mitigate the effects of natural disasters that arise due to changing weather conditions, such as increased flooding.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This project developed and delivered training modules that certified 437 participants in "Environmental Risk Management in the Context of Climate Change" in four regions of Colombia.

Development and Implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in the Oil and Gas Sector

Canada’s Total Contribution: $3,000,000

Targeted Countries: Colombia Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to the Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) to deliver technical advice to countries to help them flesh out implementable mitigation actions in the Oil and Gas Sector, including actions that will significantly reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, notably black carbon and methane.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canadian technical and financial assistance to Mexico and Colombia supported the development and implementation of mitigation actions for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants at selected oil and gas facilities through capacity building, feasibility studies and pilot projects. The deployment of Canadian technologies established energy intensity and emission baselines that form the basis of comprehensive national planning in the oil and gas sector.
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