Map of Colombia Colombia

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$33,265,100

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$15,676,244

Colombia is the second most biologically diverse country in the world, hosting unique ecoregions including the Northwestern Andean montane forests and approximately 10% of the Amazon rainforest. The Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) estimates that over the past two decades the country has lost an average of 310,000 hectares of forest cover per year.

With preliminary funding from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), Colombia is in the process of creating its Readiness Preparation Plan (R-PP). The Plan is being developed by the national government and civil society organizations with input from multiple stakeholder groups including indigenous populations, Afro-Colombian and campensino communities. It is expected to be finalized within the year.

REDD+ Activities

Finance is currently supporting the following REDD+ activities in Colombia:

REDD+ Activities in Colombia

 

Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in Colombia

 
   
  • REDD+ Activities in Colombia

    Chart Description

    The chart shows the REDD+ activities supported by the different donor institution types. The list of activities and definitions was drawn from broad agreement among REDD+ experts, including the civil society national partners collecting data across the initiative countries.

    It is important to note that the absence of support for an activity from a specific donor type does not constitute a lack of attention to the activity overall, since the activity could be well-funded through other donor types.

    In Colombia, the activities that received the most support from donors were stakeholder engagement, activities to address rights and tenure, MRV and reference levels, safeguards, improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation and other activities including capacity building.

    In general, international NGOs/academic institutions tend to be recipients of REDD+ funding rather than donors. However, in some instances, international NGOs and academic institutions mobilize funding through direct public donations which are spent on activities. International NGOs/academic institutions are listed as donors when finance cannot be tracked back to another donor organization.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

    Relevant Frequently Asked Questions

  • Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in Colombia

    Chart Description

    The chart shows the number of REDD+ activities at least partially supported by donor commitments. The main activities included in projects were stakeholder engagement, activities to address rights and tenure, MRV and reference levels, safeguards, improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation, and other activities including capacity building.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

    Relevant Frequently Asked Questions