[Case Study] Shifting finance towards sustainable land use: A case study for Colombia

[Case Study] Shifting finance towards sustainable land use: A case study for Colombia

Colombia case study: Shifting finance towards sustainable land use

Colombia’s land sector is responsible for over half of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, but also holds significant mitigation potential. Capitalizing on the mitigation potential offered by Colombia’s land use sector will require reviewing the performance of existing land use policies based on their economic, social and environmental costs and benefits, while explicitly considering climate mitigation and adaptation.

This new case study aims to illustrate the measures the Government of Colombia can take to shift existing public financial support for agriculture towards sustainable and low-carbon land use.

Download and read the report, and learn more about the project here

The work is kindly supported by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).