Colombia’s economy has grown more than 4 percent per year for a decade, but climate change is posing new risks to sustaining that development. With the nation’s coastal areas, mountain ranges, rain forests, plains, and river basins vulnerable to changing weather patterns and growing seasons, Colombia is building resilience to climate change while working to curb emissions and pursue new options for low emission development.
Adopting a proactive approach to transitioning to a clean energy future, Colombia has taken a global leadership role in creating a low emission development strategy (LEDS). Its LEDS—called the Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy—identifies climate change mitigation opportunities in Colombia, and the associated costs and benefits through 2040.
Last updated: January 24, 2014