Supporting the implementation of a climate-smart rural landscape in Colombia

Rural development
Colombia
COUNTRIES
Colombia
DATES
20/12/2016 - 19/12/2020
TOTAL BUDGET
€ 672 970 000
TOTAL LAIF CONTRIBUTION
€ 7 340 000
SECTOR
Rural development
TYPES OF SUPPORT
Investment Grants
Technical Assistance
CITIES / PROVINCES
Orinoquia basin - Departments of Meta and Vichada
PROJECT FICHE:
DESCRIPTION

The Project assists the Government of Colombia in its policy shift to a more social and greener economy in order to improve the revenues and livelihoods of the population, notably in the Orinoquia basin and more generally in Colombia, while reducing their vulnerability and mitigating their contribution to climate change. More specifically, the project supports the “Green Growth” strategy, which strengthens the capacities of local authorities and stakeholders in the Departments of Meta and Vichada in the formulation and development of their planning instruments to develop investment taking into account climate change impacts and mitigation opportunities. It also promotes investment in "climate-smart" activities in farming and forestry through adapted land-use management.

RESULTS
  • Supported the implementation of national climate change policies in Colombia and promoted global public goods.
  • Reduced vulnerability to climate change and reduced inequalities between rural and urban areas. 
  • Poverty alleviation and enhanced social cohesion in the current post-conflict era. 
  • Increased revenues of the final beneficiaries and reduced poverty (population of Meta and Vichada Departments). 
  • Contributed to the on-going peace process (through sustainable development of the rural landscape).
LEAD FINANCING PARTNER
CO-FINANCING PARTNERS
CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS